8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kids will appreciate attractions like The World of Beatrix Potter and Brockhole on Windermere. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Windermere day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Windermere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Windermere due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kendal, Ambleside, Predator Experience, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience

3
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Bega's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carlisle Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place

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