4 days in Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District sightseeing planner
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Barrow-in-Furness
— 1 night
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Portinscale
— 1 night
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Barrow-in-Furness — 1 night

Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Dock Museum and then get to know the resident critters at South Lakes Safari Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barrow-in-Furness trip planner.

London to Barrow-in-Furness is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portinscale.
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Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Portinscale — 1 night

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portinscale trip builder app.

You can drive from Barrow-in-Furness to Portinscale in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, then examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portinscale to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train 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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