5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District route planner

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Braithwaite
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Braithwaite

— 2 nights
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. When in Braithwaite, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Glenridding, approximately Glenridding away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, snap pictures at Ashness Bridge, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Braithwaite trip itinerary builder site.

Walsall to Braithwaite is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. While traveling from Walsall, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Braithwaite, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Herdy, then examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, then examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Braithwaite to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks

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.