8 days in Cumbria Itinerary

8 days in Cumbria Itinerary

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Fly
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Carlisle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grange-over-Sands
— 4 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Vitoria

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Carlisle

— 2 nights
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, look for gifts at Alternative, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carlisle day trip planning website.

Vitoria, Brazil to Carlisle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vitoria to Carlisle due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Vitoria in January, with highs in Carlisle at 6°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Grange-over-Sands

— 4 nights
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grange-over-Sands: South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Lindal-in-Furness), Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Wordsworth Daffodil Garden) and Windermere (Lake Windermere, Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and test your team's savvy at Cliffhanger Rooms.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grange-over-Sands driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Carlisle to Grange-over-Sands by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cumbria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Castles
Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.