7 days in Cumbria Itinerary

7 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Braithwaite
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Braithwaite
— 1 night
Drive
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Whitehaven
— 1 night
Drive
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Workington
— 1 night
Drive
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Bowness-on-Windermere
— 3 nights
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Braithwaite

— 1 night
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 28th (Wed), trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, get great views at Alpacaly Ever After, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, then paddle through the water with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft, and then take in the views from Ashness Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Braithwaite travel planner.

London to Braithwaite is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from London in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Braithwaite: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Whitehaven.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Whitehaven

— 1 night
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at The Beacon Museum, then stroll through Ennerdale Water, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Ennerdale Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitehaven sightseeing tool.

Drive from Braithwaite to Whitehaven in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Workington.

Things to do in Whitehaven

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Workington

— 1 night
Workington is a town, civil parish and port at the mouth of the River Derwent on the west coast of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Amethyst Health & Beauty, examine the collection at JB Banks & Sons, and then get the lay of the land with The Lake District Walker.

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Workington is just a stone's throw from Whitehaven. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in Workington

Spas · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Bowness-on-Windermere

— 3 nights
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bowness-on-Windermere: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowness-on-Windermere road trip app.

Traveling by car from Workington to Bowness-on-Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Cumbria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Castles
Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.