5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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5 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Windermere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8 h
End: Milan

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Take a break from the city and head to Predator Experience and Catbells Lakeland Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, play a few rounds at Riverside Golf Club, and steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Penrith online travel planner .

Milan, Italy to Penrith is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Penrith. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Penrith reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Predator Experience Ltd, Riverside Golf Club, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

1
night
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then shop like a local with Cookhouse Gallery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip planner .

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ruskin Museum
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Ruskin Museum ©
Ruskin Museum
Cookhouse Gallery ©
Cookhouse Gallery

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