8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Portinscale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Visiting Seascale Beach and Catbells Lakeland Walk will get you outdoors. Muncaster Castle and Castle Crag will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Portinscale to go to Eskdale and see Hardknott Roman Fort, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portinscale road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Portinscale is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Cape Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Portinscale, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Muncaster Castle, Seascale Beach, Hardknott Roman Fort, Castle Crag
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

3
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Wray Castle. Visiting Silecroft Beach and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. When in Grange-over-Sands, make a side trip to see Haverigg Beach in Millom, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Predator Experience, get some fabulous bargains at Cumbria Crystal, explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conishead Priory.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grange-over-Sands trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Grange-over-Sands takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulverston, Ambleside, Sizergh Castle, Haverigg Beach, Silecroft Beach
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Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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