5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Caldbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Penrith Castle and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Penrith day trip planning tool .

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Caldbeck.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Keswick
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Caldbeck

Caldbeck ©
Caldbeck is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale, Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, then stroll through The Howk, then look for gifts at The Wool Clip Shop, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skiddaw.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Caldbeck trip itinerary maker site .

Caldbeck is very close to Penrith. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Windermere.

Things to do in Caldbeck

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

St Mary's Church, Skiddaw
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Skiddaw ©
Skiddaw
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, get great views at Orrest Head, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and finally make a trip to Lake Grasmere.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Windermere tour app .

Traveling by car from Caldbeck to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ambleside, Lake Grasmere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Climbing Tours
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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