4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip planner

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Windermere
— 1 night
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Portinscale
— 2 nights
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Windermere

— 1 night
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at Cliffhanger Rooms, then examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

Plan my day in Windermere using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Nottingham to Windermere is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portinscale.

Things to do in Windermere

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portinscale

— 2 nights
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, head outdoors with Alpacaly Ever After, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater. On the next day, push the limits with Honister Slate Mine, then take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally look for gifts at Braithwaite General Store.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portinscale trip builder.

Getting from Windermere to Portinscale by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Portinscale sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.