12 days in Lake District Itinerary

12 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District itinerary planner
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Fly to Glasgow, Train to Penrith
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Penrith
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 5 nights
Drive

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Penrith — 5 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, and get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip itinerary website.

Exeter to Penrith is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Ravenglass.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Ravenglass — 1 night

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Hardknott Roman Fort and then explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle.

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Getting from Penrith to Ravenglass by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite), Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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.
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