18 days in Cumbria Itinerary

18 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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18 days in Cumbria Itinerary

Start: Perth
+2
Fly + tram + train:  25​h
1
Carlisle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Barrow-in-Furness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Whitehaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Carlisle
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hutton in the Forest, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Milecastle 48- Hadrian's Wall, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Hutton in the Forest, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Lake District Wildlife Park, explore the activities along New Mills Trout Fishing Park, relax in the rural setting at Walby Farm Park, then delve into the distant past at Milecastle 48- Hadrian's Wall, and finally steep yourself in history at Birdoswald Roman Fort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Chestnut House, buy something for everyone on your list at The Rheged Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carlisle online tour builder .

Perth, Australia to Carlisle is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to Carlisle. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carlisle, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Brampton, Penrith, The Lake District Wildlife Park, Vindolanda
Highlights from your plan
The Lake District Wildlife Park ©
The Lake District Wildlife Park
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Chestnut House ©
Chestnut House

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Windermere Lake Cruises, Hawkshead Brewery, Hardknott Roman Fort, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Go for a jaunt from Ambleside to Middleham to see The Forbidden Corner about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Carlisle to Ambleside in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Ambleside

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Kirkby Lonsdale, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grasmere, Brough Castle Ice Cream Parlour
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake District Bikes, Millerbeck Light Railway, Steam Yacht Gondola, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Steam Yacht Gondola, pedal to the sights with Lake District Bikes, then make a trip to Rydal Water, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Treetop Trek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Lakeland, take a memorable tour with Millerbeck Light Railway, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Watermill Brewing Co.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Windermere online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Windermere takes an hour. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Barrow-in-Furness.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ulverston, Watermill Brewing Co, Steam Yacht Gondola
Highlights from your plan
Steam Yacht Gondola ©
Steam Yacht Gondola
Rydal Water ©
Rydal Water
Lakeland ©
Lakeland

3
nights
Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness ©
Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. You've added Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, Holker Hall & Gardens, Lakeland Miniature Village & Oriental Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Cartmel Cheeses in Cartmel (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at South Lakes Safari Zoo and examine the collection at The Dock Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barrow-in-Furness tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Barrow-in-Furness takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Whitehaven.

Things to do in Barrow-in-Furness

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, South Lakes Safari Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
South Lakes Safari Zoo ©
South Lakes Safari Zoo
The Dock Museum ©
The Dock Museum

3
nights
Whitehaven

Whitehaven ©
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. Appreciate the collections at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd and The Rum Story. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitehaven: Ravenglass (Muncaster Castle & Roman Bath-house). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Seascale Beach and sample the tasty concoctions at Jennings Brewery.

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Getting from Barrow-in-Furness to Whitehaven by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Whitehaven

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Ravenglass, Seascale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd

2
nights
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lowther Castle and Gardens, Brougham Castle, Solway Aviation Museum, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, examine the collection at Solway Aviation Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, then explore the historical opulence of Brougham Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lowther Castle and Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carlisle online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Whitehaven to Carlisle takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Lakes Distillery, Brougham Castle, Lowther Castle and Gardens, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Julie Dumbarton Fine Art Painter
Highlights from your plan
Lowther Castle and Gardens ©
Lowther Castle and Gardens
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery
Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop ©