8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip itinerary planner

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Penrith
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith

— 4 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite), Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Penrith trip itinerary site.

London to Penrith is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the activities along Newby Bridge Weir, and putt your heart out at White Platts Recreation Ground.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Windermere driving holiday planner.

Getting from Penrith to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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.