22 days in Lake District Itinerary

22 days in Lake District Itinerary

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22 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Newby Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bowness-on-Windermere
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
5
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Eskdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Buttermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Rome

3
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Explore hidden gems such as Cartmel Priory and Predator Experience. When in Grange-over-Sands, make a side trip to see Pen-y-ghent in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, approximately 58 minutes away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grange-over-Sands tour planner.

Rome, Italy to Grange-over-Sands is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Grange-over-Sands. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Newby Bridge.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Pen-y-ghent
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Holker Hall & Gardens ©
Holker Hall & Gardens
Cartmel Racecourse ©
Cartmel Racecourse

2
nights
Newby Bridge

Newby Bridge ©
Newby Bridge is a small hamlet in the Lake District, Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, appreciate the history behind The Hoad Monument, then meet the residents at Lakes Aquarium, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Lakes Safari Zoo, stroll through Fell Foot Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Newby Bridge Weir.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newby Bridge online tour itinerary planner .

Newby Bridge is very close to Grange-over-Sands. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Newby Bridge

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Lakeland Motor Museum, The Hoad Monument, Sizergh Castle, South Lakes Safari Zoo
Highlights from your plan
South Lakes Safari Zoo ©
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Fell Foot Park ©
Fell Foot Park
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Step off the beaten path and head to Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre and Acorn Bank. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, browse the different shops at The Rheged Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Keld Chapel, and let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newby Bridge to Penrith takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, look for gifts at Roly's Fudge Bowness-on-Windermere, examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Martin's Church.

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Getting from Penrith to Bowness-on-Windermere by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Lake District National Park Guided Walks, Kendal Castle
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, explore the activities along Tarn Hows, then contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally take a peaceful walk through Grizedale Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Brockhole on Windermere.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ambleside trip planner .

Ambleside is just a short distance from Bowness-on-Windermere. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eskdale.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Helvellyn, Brockhole on Windermere, Tarn Hows
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Eskdale

Eskdale ©
Eskdale is a glacial valley and civil parish in the western Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. On the 3rd (Sat), hike along Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Church of St Olaf, trek along Scafell Pike Mountain, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eskdale tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ambleside to Eskdale by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Eskdale

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Church of St Olaf, Horseback Riding Tours, Muncaster Castle, Scafell Pike Mountain, Old Man of Coniston
Highlights from your plan
Scafell Pike Mountain ©
Scafell Pike Mountain
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

2
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Great Gable, then go deep underground at Honister Slate Mine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buttermere holiday site .

You can drive from Eskdale to Buttermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

St Bees Priory, Great Gable, Honister Slate Mine
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Great Gable ©
Great Gable
St James’ Church ©
St James’ Church

2
nights
Braithwaite

Braithwaite ©
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Braithwaite is known for nature, adventure, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Braithwaite trip itinerary maker website .

Braithwaite is just a short distance from Buttermere. In August in Braithwaite, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

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