6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Penrith
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Brussels



— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Penrith is known for parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Penrith trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Penrith is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Penrith is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Penrith to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more) and Jesus Church (in Troutbeck). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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.