5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Portinscale
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Portinscale

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alpacaly Ever After and Keswick Extreme Outdoor Activities. Get in touch with nature at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Lake District Off-Road. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape Whinlatter, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and head outdoors with Thirlmere in the Lake District.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portinscale online trip itinerary maker.

Cambridge to Portinscale is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cambridge in August, expect nights in Portinscale to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 1st (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Windermere Canoe Kayak, see Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, and then hike along Brant Fell Above the Bustle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere road trip app.

Getting from Portinscale to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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.