8 days in Upstate Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Upstate Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upstate Pennsylvania route planner

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Scranton
— 4 nights
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Forksville
— 1 night
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Pottsville
— 2 nights
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Scranton

— 4 nights
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Venture out of the city with trips to Market Street Bridge (in Wilkes-Barre) and White Haven (Lehigh Tannery Historic Site, Hickory Run State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum, stroll around Nay Aug Park, and meet the residents at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Scranton trip itinerary tool.

Philadelphia to Scranton is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Scranton dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Forksville.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Forksville

— 1 night
Forksville is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eagles Mere Historic Village and then immerse yourself in nature at Worlds End State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Forksville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Scranton to Forksville takes 2 hours. August in Forksville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pottsville.

Things to do in Forksville

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pottsville

— 2 nights
Pottsville is a city in, and the county seat of, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 21st (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, see the interesting displays at Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train, and finally contemplate the long history of Whistler's Mother Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Climb-a-Lot Clubhouse and then relax in the rural setting at Hope Hill Lavender Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pottsville itinerary maker website.

Drive from Forksville to Pottsville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pottsville

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips