8 days in Upstate Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Upstate Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upstate Pennsylvania holiday 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 White Haven (Lehigh Tannery Historic Site, Hickory Run State Park, &more) and Market Street Bridge (in Wilkes-Barre). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Noteology, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Scranton Walking Trail, observe the fascinating underwater world at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den, and stroll around Nay Aug Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Scranton day trip website.

Philadelphia to Scranton is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Scranton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough 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 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eagles Mere Historic Village and then admire the majestic nature at Worlds End State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Forksville tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Scranton to Forksville takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Forksville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Pottsville.

Things to do in Forksville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Pottsville

— 2 nights
Pottsville is a city in, and the county seat of, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, then examine the collection at Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum, then go deep underground 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 17th (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Climb-a-Lot Clubhouse and then relax in the rural setting at Hope Hill Lavender Farm.

Plan trip to Pottsville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Forksville to Pottsville takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pottsville

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

Side Trips