8 days in Manchester & Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Manchester & Lake District Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
1
Manchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Barrow-in-Furness
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll get in some beach time at Pensarn Beach and Angel Bay. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to York (National Railway Museum, York City Walls, &more), Liverpool Cathedral (in Liverpool) and Walls of Chester (in Chester). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Lido Beach and have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manchester visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Manchester. In March, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Manchester

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

York, Angel Bay, Pensarn Beach, Liverpool Cathedral, Lido Beach
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, get great views at Orrest Head, and then stroll through Loughrigg Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Derwentwater and then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grasmere road trip planning app.

Getting from Manchester to Grasmere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barrow-in-Furness.

Things to do in Grasmere

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buttermere Lake, Orrest Head, Loughrigg Fell, Derwentwater
Highlights from your plan
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

1
night
Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness ©
Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. On the 5th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Earnse Bay. On the next day, kick back and relax at Silecroft Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haverigg Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barrow-in-Furness driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Barrow-in-Furness takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Barrow-in-Furness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silecroft Beach, Haverigg Beach, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Earnse Bay ©
Earnse Bay
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Haverigg Beach ©
Haverigg Beach

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