4 days in Bournemouth, Cornwall & Lake District Itinerary

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Train to Manchester, Fly to Bournemouth


Bournemouth — 1 day

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hengistbury Head Beach, have some family-friendly fun at 6D Cinema, then kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bournemouth trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bournemouth. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newquay.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
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Newquay — 1 night

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at Jungle Jack's, and then stroll through Fistral Beach Bar.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Newquay road trip planner.

Getting from Bournemouth to Newquay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Penrith.
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Penrith — 1 night

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Fells, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, play a few rounds at Penrith Golf Hub, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appleby Brewery, and finally contemplate the long history of St Anne's Hospital.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Newquay to Penrith in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Penrith sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Windermere.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 20th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and finally explore the activities along Newby Bridge Weir.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Windermere online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Cornwall travel guide

Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.

Lake District travel guide

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.