15 days in Lake District Itinerary

15 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Windermere
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Windermere
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 2 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 6 nights
Train to Haymarket, Fly to Chicago

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Windermere — 6 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip maker website.

Chicago, USA to Windermere is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Windermere is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ravenglass.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Ravenglass — 2 nights

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Hard Knott Pass and then delve into the distant past at Hardknott Roman Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall and then look for all kinds of wild species at Muncaster Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ravenglass day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ravenglass takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Penrith.
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Penrith — 6 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Penrith trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ravenglass to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Penrith are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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