18 days in Lake District Itinerary

18 days in Lake District Itinerary

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18 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Keswick
— 10 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kendal
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: New York City

10
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. Get out of town with these interesting Keswick side-trips: St. Oswald's Church (in Grasmere), Penrith (Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre & Lowther Castle and Gardens) and Windermere (Orrest Head, Crags Adventures, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Keswick Adventure Centre, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and meet the residents at The Lake District Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Keswick road trip tool .

New York City, USA to Keswick is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Keswick is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Keswick at 63°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kendal.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Windermere, Penrith, Buttermere Lake, Hawkshead Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

5
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Get out of town with these interesting Kendal side-trips: Coniston (Brantwood, Tarn Hows, & more), Grizedale Forest (in Hawkshead) and Wray Castle (in Ambleside). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, explore the galleries of Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, and explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kendal visit website .

Traveling by car from Keswick to Kendal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coniston, Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

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