8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip itinerary planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Braithwaite
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Braithwaite
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Braithwaite

— 3 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, trek along Central Fells, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Braithwaite travel route tool.

London to Braithwaite is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from London in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Braithwaite: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Windermere tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Braithwaite to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.