15 days in Lake District Itinerary

15 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Penrith
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Penrith
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 6 nights
Train to Haymarket, Fly to Chicago O'Hare

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Penrith

— 6 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Aira Force Waterfall and Sizergh Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Derwentwater and Alpacaly Ever After. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Cockermouth (Memorial Gardens & Alpacaly Ever After), Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere) and Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey, take a memorable tour with Tours, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith itinerary app.

Chicago, USA to Penrith is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Penrith is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Penrith hover around 66°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ravenglass.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravenglass

— 1 night
Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chruch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seascale Beach, then stop by SpindleCraft, and finally explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ravenglass trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Ravenglass takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Windermere

— 6 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Wray Castle for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tarn Hows and Orrest Head. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Grasmere (Heaton Cooper Studio, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, &more) and Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more). The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ravenglass to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.