4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip planner

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Penrith
— 1 day
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith

— 1 day
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrences Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, then look for gifts at Chestnut House, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Penrith day trip tool.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Penrith, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step out of the city life by going to Old Man of Coniston and Predator Experience. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cartmel Priory and Brantwood. When in Windermere, make a side trip to see Hales of Cartmel in Cartmel, approximately Cartmel away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

Drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.