7 days in Lake District Itinerary

7 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere, Bus to Keswick
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Keswick
— 1 night
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Sydney

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Keswick — 1 night

Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Mobile Adventure - Day Adventures, get to know the resident critters at The Lake District Wildlife Park, and then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Honister Slate Mine, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then add some adventure to your tour with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keswick trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Keswick is an approximately 29.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Keswick is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, Keswick is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Crafty Monkeys). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, join in the after-dark buzz at Hawkshead Brewery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Grizedale Forest.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip maker site.

You can drive from Keswick to Windermere in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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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