8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  2 h
1
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Portinscale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Visiting Lake Windermere and Helm Crag will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Man of Coniston and Loughrigg Fell. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite), Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & St James’ Church) and Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Easedale Tarn). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks, explore the galleries of Old Courthouse Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience Ltd, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windermere day trip site .

Manchester to Windermere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portinscale.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Cockermouth, Ambleside, Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike Mountain
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Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Lake District National Park Guided Walks ©
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alpacaly Ever After and Walla Crag. Get in touch with nature at Helvellyn and Whinlatter Forest Park. Take a break from Portinscale with a short trip to St Sunday Crag in Patterdale, about 30 minutes away.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portinscale trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Portinscale takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Braithwaite, St Sunday Crag, Aira Force
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Whinlatter Forest Park ©
Whinlatter Forest Park

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