13 days in North West England Itinerary

13 days in North West England Itinerary

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13 days in North West England Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Train:  14 h
1
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Windermere
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Great Orme (in Llandudno) and York (York Shambles, York Minster, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool online vacation builder.

Indianapolis, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Liverpool is 5 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in February, expect Liverpool to be a bit warmer, temps between 46°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

York, Great Orme
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York Minster ©
York Minster
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

3
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Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Get out of town with these interesting Portinscale side-trips: The Howk (in Caldbeck) and St Sunday Crag (in Patterdale).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portinscale itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Liverpool to Portinscale in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Helvellyn, Central Fells, St Sunday Crag, The Howk
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

5
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from Windermere with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bowness-on-Windermere, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, grab your bike and head to Sea to Sea (C2C), tour the pleasant surroundings at Helm Crag, and take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Windermere holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Lake District National Park Guided Walks, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Loughrigg Fell
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Sea to Sea (C2C)
Sea to Sea (C2C)