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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Coniston
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Windermere (Climbing Tours & Michael Coates Clay Shooting), Ambleside (White Platts Recreation Ground & Ambleside Climbing Wall) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip itinerary tool .

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, expect nights in Penrith to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Ambleside, Kendal Parish Church, Helvellyn, Buttermere Lake
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Coniston: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and hike along Old Man of Coniston.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coniston journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Penrith to Coniston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Scafell Pike Mountain, Helm Crag, Alpacaly Ever After, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Predator Experience
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Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

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