45 days in Lake District Itinerary

45 days in Lake District Itinerary

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45 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Train:  1​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 14 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Portinscale
— 9 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Buttermere
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Grasmere
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Coniston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Manchester

14
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You've now added Aira Force Waterfall to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Riverside Walk), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House) and Windermere (Windermere Methodist church & District Foodbank, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, hike along Hallin Fell, explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith route planner .

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Penrith, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portinscale.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Windermere, Ambleside, Alnwick, Newcastle upon Tyne, West Tanfield
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

9
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Derwentwater.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portinscale travel app .

Portinscale is just a short distance from Penrith. In November, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Borrowdale, Thorntwaite Gallery Mews Cottages, Alpacaly Ever After, Skiddaw
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company

9
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Buttermere Lake has been added to your itinerary. Explore Buttermere's surroundings by going to Bassenthwaite (The Lake District Wildlife Park, The Lakes Distillery, & more), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buttermere tour itinerary site .

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

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Bassenthwaite, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Boot
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery

6
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You've now added Easedale Tarn to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Lake Grasmere, go for a walk through Lancrigg - Wordsworths Woodland Walks, take in the awesome beauty at Alcock Tarn, and examine the collection at Dove Cottage.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grasmere travel planner.

Traveling by car from Buttermere to Grasmere takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Langdale, Merz Barn, Helvellyn, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Bowfell
Highlights from your plan
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

6
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Man of Coniston. Change things up with these side-trips from Coniston: Cartmel Priory (in Cartmel), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Grange-over-Sands (St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands & Hampsfell Hospice). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, make a trip to John Ruskin's Grave, see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, and contemplate the long history of Brantwood.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coniston trip site .

Coniston is very close to Grasmere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes Safari Zoo, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Coniston Water ©
Coniston Water

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