6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Train
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Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
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nights
Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Cockermouth History Wall (in Cockermouth). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Penrith vacation builder site.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Windermere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

4.3
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.