8 days in West Cork Itinerary

8 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork trip itinerary planner

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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Glengarriff
— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Fachtna's Cathedral (in Rosscarbery) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, West Cork Model Railway Village, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, and get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kinsale day trip planning website.

Cork to Kinsale is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Glengarriff

— 4 nights
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glengarriff: Baltimore (Cape Clear Island, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Skibbereen (Drombeg Stone Circle, Skibbereen Heritage Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Garinish Island, don't miss a visit to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, and admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glengarriff journey maker website.

Drive from Kinsale to Glengarriff in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips