45 days in Lake District Itinerary

45 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District travel planner

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Penrith
— 14 nights
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Portinscale
— 9 nights
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Buttermere
— 9 nights
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Grasmere
— 6 nights
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Coniston
— 6 nights
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Penrith

— 14 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Aira Force Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Windermere (Windermere Methodist church & District Foodbank, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house) and Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Riverside Walk). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowther Castle and Gardens, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and let the kids burn off some steam at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip website.

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Portinscale.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portinscale

— 9 nights
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Derwentwater. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, walk around Crow Park, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portinscale online holiday planner.

Portinscale is very close to Penrith. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Buttermere

— 9 nights
Holidays in Buttermere allow you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
You've now added Buttermere Lake to your itinerary. Explore Buttermere's surroundings by going to Bassenthwaite (The Lake District Wildlife Park & The Lakes Distillery), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). There's lots more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jennings Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, and view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Buttermere trip maker.

Buttermere is just a stone's throw from Portinscale. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grasmere

— 6 nights
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Easedale Tarn has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, see the interesting displays at Wordsworth Grasmere, and admire the sheer force of Sourmilk Ghyll.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grasmere online itinerary planner.

Getting from Buttermere to Grasmere by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Coniston

— 6 nights
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Old Man of Coniston has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coniston: Grange-over-Sands (St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands & Hampsfell Hospice), Cartmel Priory (in Cartmel) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, explore the activities along Coniston Water, take in the spiritual surroundings of Conishead Priory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Coniston online road trip planner.

Coniston is very close to Grasmere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.