5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Train
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Portinscale
— 2 nights
Drive

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Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Kendal Parish Church (in Kendal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere travel itinerary planner.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portinscale.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then look for gifts at Poets Interiors, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Portinscale trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Windermere to Portinscale by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Portinscale, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.