6 days in West Cork Itinerary

6 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork journey maker

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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Glengarriff
— 2 nights
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Kinsale

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Clonakilty (Inchydoney Beach & West Cork Model Railway Village), St. Fachtna's Cathedral (in Rosscarbery) and Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale online travel route planner.

Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Glengarriff

— 2 nights
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 16th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience, then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, then hike along Beara Way, and finally make a trip to Derreenataggart Stone Circle. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island, admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre, and finally go for a walk through Beicin Loop.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glengarriff online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Glengarriff takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Glengarriff can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips