32 days in Lake District Itinerary

32 days in Lake District Itinerary

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32 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: York
Drive:  2​h
1
Orton
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portinscale
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: York

7
nights
Orton

Orton ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kennedys Fine Chocolates and Rookin House Activity Centre. Do your shopping at Orton Farmers' Market and Courtyard Gallery. Take a break from Orton with a short trip to Sizergh Castle in Kendal, about 42 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orton trip builder app .

York to Orton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September in Orton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Orton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen, Kendal, Bampton, Askham
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Orton Farmers' Market ©
Orton Farmers' Market
Haweswater Reservoir ©
Haweswater Reservoir
High Cup Nick ©
High Cup Nick

11
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alpacaly Ever After and Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve. Do your shopping at George Fisher Ltd and Viridian Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portinscale trip builder tool .

Drive from Orton to Portinscale in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Borrowdale, Skiddaw, Alpacaly Ever After
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Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag
Skiddaw ©
Skiddaw
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

13
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Scafell Pike Mountain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire and Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Millom), Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Predator Experience, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, stroll through Buttermere, and explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere visit planner .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Lake District, Ambleside, Coniston, Penrith
Highlights from your plan
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience

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