8 days in West Cork Itinerary

8 days in West Cork Itinerary

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Glengarriff
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Glengarriff

— 3 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: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Baltimore) and Skibbereen Heritage Centre (in Skibbereen). Spend a day of island exploring on the 22nd (Thu) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: hike along Beara Way, take in nature's colorful creations at Glengarriff Bamboo Park, take in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop, and head off the coast to Garinish Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glengarriff road trip website.

Killarney to Glengarriff is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July in Glengarriff, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 4 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: St. Fachtna's Cathedral (in Rosscarbery) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, Inchydoney Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, and get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip planning app.

You can drive from Glengarriff to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips