12 days in Lake District Itinerary

12 days in Lake District Itinerary

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12 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Cartmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Keswick
— 7 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Cartmel

Cartmel ©
Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, 2.2mi north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. Get some historical perspective at Sizergh Castle and Holker Hall & Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lakeland Motor Museum and Cartmel Priory. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawkshead Brewery (in Staveley), Carus Green Golf Club (in Kendal) and Haverigg Beach (in Millom). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Cartmel Racecourse, identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, admire the striking features of Levens Hall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Earnse Bay.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cartmel online trip itinerary maker .

Valletta, Malta to Cartmel is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Cartmel due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Keswick.

Things to do in Cartmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Lakeland Motor Museum, Haverigg Beach, Earnse Bay
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience

7
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Aira Force Waterfall and Muncaster Castle will appeal to history buffs. Head to Thornthwaite Galleries and Sam Read Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keswick: Windermere (Orrest Head, Lakeland, & more), Grizedale Forest (in Hawkshead) and Tarn Hows (in Coniston). And it doesn't end there: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, look for gifts at Hedgehog Bookshop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Keswick day trip site .

You can drive from Cartmel to Keswick in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Keswick can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Ambleside, Windermere, Penrith, Bowness-on-Windermere, Muncaster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

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