24 days in Lake District Itinerary

24 days in Lake District Itinerary

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24 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Kendal
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
2
Bowness-on-Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cockermouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Ravenglass
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): Head underground at White Scar Cave, hike along Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, and then explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kendal Parish Church, then appreciate the history behind Eric Morecambe Statue, then steep yourself in history at Lancaster Castle, and finally stroll through Williamson Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Kendal online tour planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kendal is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lancaster, Ingleton, Eric Morecambe Statue
Highlights from your plan
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Lancaster Castle ©
Lancaster Castle

3
nights
Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere ©
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, explore the world behind art at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, and then meet the residents at Lakes Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin's Church, stop by FAB Home Interiors, then choose your vessel at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, then contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Graythwaite Hall Gardens.

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Bowness-on-Windermere is just a stone's throw from Kendal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulverston, Lakes Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction ©

1
night
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 16th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then make a trip to Rydal Water, and finally don't miss a visit to Donald Campbell's Grave. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Windermere Methodist church & District Foodbank, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Windermere online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Windermere in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Ambleside.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Donald Campbell's Grave
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Rydal Water ©
Rydal Water

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Tarn Hows, then examine the collection at Beatrix Potter Gallery, then view the masterpieces at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, then explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grizedale Forest, and finally look for gifts at Old Bank House Chocolate.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online trip builder .

Ambleside is very close to Windermere. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tarn Hows
Highlights from your plan
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Wray Castle ©
Wray Castle

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Dove Cottage, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grasmere online visit planner .

Grasmere is just a stone's throw from Ambleside. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Keswick
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, play a few rounds at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Lowther Castle and Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Long Meg and her Daughters.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planning site .

You can drive from Grasmere to Penrith in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Penrith, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Lowther Castle and Gardens ©
Lowther Castle and Gardens
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest ©
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest

5
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Step out of Cockermouth to go to Portinscale and see Alpacaly Ever After, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore and take pictures at Honister Slate Mine, admire the landmark architecture of Wordsworth House and Garden, and delve into the lush surroundings at Whinlatter Forest Park.

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Getting from Penrith to Cockermouth by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Ravenglass.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Whinlatter Forest Park, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery

2
nights
Ravenglass

Ravenglass ©
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 28th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Swinside Stone Circle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Muncaster Castle. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house, contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chruch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Wastwater Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ravenglass online travel route planner .

You can drive from Cockermouth to Ravenglass in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Ravenglass

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eskdale, Swinside Stone Circle, Wast Water
Highlights from your plan
Wast Water ©
Wast Water
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
St Catherine's Chruch ©
St Catherine's Chruch

3
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Barrow-in-Furness (The Dock Museum & Furness Abbey). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Predator Experience, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grange-over-Sands trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Ravenglass to Grange-over-Sands in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Lakeland Motor Museum, Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Cartmel Priory ©
Cartmel Priory

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