6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Cockermouth
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Cockermouth

— 2 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Glenridding). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cockermouth, use our trip itinerary maker.

London to Cockermouth is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cockermouth, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Windermere day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.