5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Jesus Church (in Troutbeck), Wordsworth Daffodil Garden (in Grasmere) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Windermere holiday tool.

Birmingham to Windermere is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 23rd (Thu), trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Windermere to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.