8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Bushkill
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jim Thorpe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Bushkill

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. Get in touch with nature at Bushkill Falls and Raymondskill Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bushkill: Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford), Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark (in Tannersville) and Mount Airy Casino (in Mount Pocono). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dingmans Falls, hike along Pocono Environmental Education Center, stop by Pocono Candle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bushkill day trip site .

Newark to Bushkill is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Newark in July, Bushkill is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

East Stroudsburg, Milford, Dingmans Ferry, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Mount Airy Casino
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls

4
nights
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ©
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Hickory Run State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Jim Thorpe: Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark (in Lake Harmony), Mohegan Sun Pocono (in Wilkes-Barre) and Saylorsburg (Cherry Valley Vineyard-Sorrenti & Blue Ridge Estate Winery). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, do a tasting at Big Creek Vineyard, get engrossed in the history at Asa Packer Mansion, and pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jim Thorpe planner .

Traveling by car from Bushkill to Jim Thorpe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saylorsburg, Hickory Run State Park, Mohegan Sun Pocono, Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark
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Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion
Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Mohegan Sun Pocono ©
Mohegan Sun Pocono

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