8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip maker

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Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Findon

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Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics (in Askham), Bowness-on-Windermere (Mountain Massage Company, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more) and Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Silver Yard Gallery). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarn Hows.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip itinerary planner.

Findon to Windermere is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portinscale.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portinscale

— 3 nights
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Change things up with a short trip to Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Portinscale trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Portinscale takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Portinscale are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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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.