8 days in Pocono Mountains Itinerary

8 days in Pocono Mountains Itinerary

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8 days in Pocono Mountains Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Jim Thorpe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Boston


Bushkill ©
Bushkill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States.Portions of Bushkill were seized by the United States government during the controversial Tocks Island Dam project and are now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bushkill: Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery (in Stroudsburg), Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark (in Tannersville) and Mount Airy Casino (in Mount Pocono). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, steep yourself in history at Grey Towers National Historic Site, take in the views from Roebling Aqueduct Suspension Bridge, and cool off at Kalahari Waterparks.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bushkill holiday planner .

Boston to Bushkill is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in September since evenings lows in Bushkill dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Milford, Roebling Aqueduct Suspension Bridge, Dingmans Falls, Kalahari Waterparks, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Grey Towers National Historic Site ©
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ©
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Jim Thorpe to Saylorsburg to see Blue Ridge Estate Winery about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Asa Packer Mansion, trek along Glen Onoko Falls Trail, take an in-depth tour of Old Jail Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jim Thorpe online attractions planner .

Drive from Bushkill to Jim Thorpe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, Eckley Miners' Village, Blue Ridge Estate Winery
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Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion
Blue Ridge Estate Winery ©
Blue Ridge Estate Winery
Old Jail Museum ©
Old Jail Museum