7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Braithwaite

— 2 nights
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Braithwaite is known for nature, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, get great views at Alpacaly Ever After, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

Plan my Braithwaite trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Bristol to Braithwaite is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Braithwaite can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere vacation maker website.

Getting from Braithwaite to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

4.4
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.