7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Drive to Windermere
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kirkby Stephen
— 1 night
Drive to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Fly to Oklahoma City

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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You've now added Lakeland Pony Trek to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, get great views at Orrest Head, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Windermere day trip planner.

Oklahoma City, USA to Windermere is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Windermere, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Braithwaite.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Braithwaite — 2 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 22nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then hike along Central Fells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Braithwaite trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Braithwaite takes 1.5 hours. April in Braithwaite sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkby Stephen.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trip

Kirkby Stephen — 1 night

Kirkby Stephen is a civil parish and small market town in Cumbria, in North West England which historically, is part of Westmorland. To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kirkby Stephen route maker website.

Drive from Braithwaite to Kirkby Stephen in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kirkby Stephen when traveling from Braithwaite in April, with lows around 37°F. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Shopping

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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