15 days in West Cork Itinerary

15 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork trip planner

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Glengarriff
— 8 nights
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Kinsale
— 6 nights
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Glengarriff

— 8 nights
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Glengarriff: Derreenataggart Stone Circle (in Castletownbere), Schull (Altar Wedge Tomb & Barleycove Beach) and St. Gobnait's Monastic Site (in Ballyvourney). Spend a day of island exploring on the 9th (Thu) at Cape Clear Island. There's much more to do: trek along Beara Way, head off the coast to Garinish Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glengarriff trip builder tool.

Dublin to Glengarriff is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Glengarriff can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 6 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague) and Clonakilty (Fernhill Gardens, Inchydoney Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kinsale online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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