7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, contemplate the long history of Castlerigg Stone Circle, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Penrith trip planning app .

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Penrith are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere Lake, Ullswater, Alpacaly Ever After
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from Windermere with a short trip to Predator Experience in Ayside, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, enjoy some diversion at Ambleside Climbing Wall, get great views at Orrest Head, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside, Lake District, Predator Experience, Ruskin Museum, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

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