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 The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite), Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, head outdoors with Greystoke Outdoor Pool, and see Lake District Off-Road.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carlisle trip itinerary planning site.

Vitoria, Brazil to Carlisle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vitoria to Carlisle, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Vitoria in January: high temperatures in Carlisle hover around 6°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grange-over-Sands.
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Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
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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: Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Wordsworth Daffodil Garden), Windermere (Lake Windermere, Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, &more) and South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Lindal-in-Furness). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, test your team's savvy at Cliffhanger Rooms, and examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grange-over-Sands online trip planner.

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