8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pocono Mountains Region travel planner
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Wilkes-Barre
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East Stroudsburg
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Wilkes-Barre — 2 nights

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Family-friendly places like Asa Packer Mansion and Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilkes-Barre: Jim Thorpe (Old Jail Museum & Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary), No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum (in Lansford) and Hickory Run State Park (in White Haven).

Plan my day in Wilkes-Barre using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Washington to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. When traveling from Washington in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wilkes-Barre: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to East Stroudsburg.
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East Stroudsburg — 5 nights

Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
Kids will enjoy Bushkill Falls and Kalahari Waterparks. Explore East Stroudsburg's surroundings by going to Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford) and Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, find something for the whole family at Camelback Mountain Adventures, and stroll through Camelback Mountain Ski Resort.

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Drive from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in October, expect nights in East Stroudsburg to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.
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