5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip itinerary planner

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, get great views at Orrest Head, look for gifts at Old Bank House Chocolate, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Windermere day trip site.

Linton to Windermere is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, explore the activities along Derwentwater, then trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally stop by Braithwaite General Store. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aira Force Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Penrith road trip planning site.

Getting from Windermere to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Penrith are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.