10 days in Lake District & Manchester Itinerary

10 days in Lake District & Manchester Itinerary

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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Braithwaite
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Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 4 nights
Fly

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Braithwaite — 2 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, and then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Braithwaite trip builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Braithwaite is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Braithwaite. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Braithwaite to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Lake Windermere. Venture out of the city with trips to Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Braithwaite to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Manchester — 4 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Alton Towers Theme Park and Chester Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Liverpool (Royal Albert Dock Liverpool & Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool), Trials Day (in Leek) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout, and get engrossed in the history at Manchester Jewish Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester online tour builder.

Getting from Windermere to Manchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.
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