45 days in Lake District Itinerary

45 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Penrith
— 14 nights
2
Portinscale
— 9 nights
3
Buttermere
— 9 nights
4
Grasmere
— 6 nights
5
Coniston
— 6 nights

14
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Aira Force Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Windermere (Windermere Methodist church & District Foodbank, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Riverside Walk) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, stop by The Quayside, browse the different shops at The Rheged Centre, and admire the architecture and history at EXIT Newcastle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Penrith trip planner.

Manchester to Penrith is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portinscale.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Windermere, Ambleside, Alnwick, Newcastle upon Tyne, West Tanfield
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 27:
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

9
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Derwentwater. The adventure continues: trek along Alpacaly Ever After, walk around Hope Park, view the masterpieces at Viridian Gallery, and get answers to all your questions at Keswick Information Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portinscale trip itinerary tool.

Portinscale is very close to Penrith. In November, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, Borrowdale, Skiddaw, Thorntwaite Gallery Mews Cottages, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 6:
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company

9
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Holidays in Buttermere allow you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
You've now added Buttermere Lake to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buttermere: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Bassenthwaite (The Lake District Wildlife Park, The Lakes Distillery, &more) and Boot (St Catherine's Chruch & Eskdale Mill). There's lots more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keswick Railway Path, admire the sheer force of Moss Force, and don't miss a visit to St James’ Church.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Buttermere trip maker.

Buttermere is just a stone's throw from Portinscale. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Bassenthwaite, Borrowdale, Lake District
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 15:
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Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery

6
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Easedale Tarn has been added to your itinerary. When in Grasmere, make a side trip to see Bowfell in Seascale, approximately Seascale away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alcock Tarn, examine the collection at Dove Cottage, and take in the exciting artwork at Heaton Cooper Studio.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grasmere road trip site.

You can drive from Buttermere to Grasmere in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Great Langdale, Helvellyn, Merz Barn, Blea Tarn, Castlerigg Stone Circle
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
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Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere

6
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Old Man of Coniston has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coniston: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Cartmel Priory (in Cartmel) and Grange-over-Sands (St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands & Hampsfell Hospice). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hodge Close Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Coniston Water, and contemplate the long history of Brantwood.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coniston holiday builder.

Coniston is just a short distance from Grasmere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, Lakeland Motor Museum, Dalton Castle
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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