18 days in Lake District Itinerary

18 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Keswick
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Keswick
— 4 nights
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Grasmere
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cartmel
— 3 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Keswick — 4 nights

Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Keswick is known for nature, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, paddle through the water with Mobile Adventure - Day Adventures, and tour in harmony with nature at Keswick Adventure Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Keswick road trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Keswick is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Keswick reach 63°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.
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Grasmere — 4 nights

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Step out of Grasmere to go to Morecambe and see Cocoa Hearts, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, tour the water at your own pace with Faeryland, look for gifts at Herdy, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oswald's Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip planning app.

Grasmere is just a short distance from Keswick. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawkshead Brewery (in Staveley), Townend (in Troutbeck) and Rydal Water (in Rydal). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Trek, see the sights as you ascend with Crags Adventures, and look for gifts at Lakeland.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip planner.

Drive from Grasmere to Windermere in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cartmel.
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Cartmel — 3 nights

Cartmel is a village in Cumbria, England, 2.2mi north-west of Grange-over-Sands and close to the River Eea. Cartmel is known for historic sites, shopping, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, see Lakeland Quads, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lakes Aquarium.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cartmel itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Windermere to Cartmel in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough 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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