5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip itinerary planner

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Train
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports, St Martin's Church, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, stroll around Fell Foot Park, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere journey 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 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Braithwaite

— 2 nights
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and finally stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then take in the views from Ashness Bridge, and finally get great views at Surprise View.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Braithwaite attractions planning website.

You can drive from Windermere to Braithwaite in 1.5 hours. July in Braithwaite sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

4.4
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.