6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get outside with Greystoke Outdoor Pool, then identify plant and animal life at Haweswater Reservoir, then look for gifts at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, and finally play a few rounds at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Penrith trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Penrith is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Valletta in September, plan for much colder days in Penrith, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Haweswater Reservoir, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, Greystoke Outdoor Pool
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Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range ©
Haweswater Reservoir ©
Haweswater Reservoir

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. For shopping fun, head to Yew Tree Barn or Melville Tyson Ltd. Step out of the city life by going to Alpacaly Ever After and Helvellyn. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Riverside Golf Club (in Ravenstonedale), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and SpindleCraft (in Holmrook). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkshead Brewery, view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Courthouse Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Grasmere, Helvellyn, SpindleCraft, Walla Crag
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag

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