15 days in County Cork Itinerary

15 days in County Cork Itinerary

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15 days in County Cork Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + bus:  28​h
Cork
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Glengarriff
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Clonakilty
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
Sydney

6
days
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cobh Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience Cobh, & more) and Kinsale (Charles Fort, Kinsale Regional Museum, & more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, hunt for treasures at The English Market, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), and browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Cork is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Cork to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Cork

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney Stone, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

3
days
Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to The WhiteHouse Gallery (in Kilcrohane), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Barleycove Beach (in Schull). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass, look for gifts at The Craft Shop, trek along Beara Way, and make a trip to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glengarriff trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Glengarriff takes 1.5 hours. In February in Glengarriff, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Glengarriff

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bantry, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Barleycove Beach, Healy Pass, St. Brendan the Navigator
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Garnish Island ©
Garnish Island
Healy Pass ©
Healy Pass
Beara Way ©
Beara Way

3
days
Clonakilty

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Drombeg Stone Circle and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clonakilty: Kilcrea Friary (in Licknavar), Glenmar Shellfish Limited (in Union Hall) and Bandon Craft Centre & Skylight Gallery (in Bandon). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, examine the collection at West Cork Model Railway Village, don't miss a visit to St. Fachtna's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Clonakilty trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Clonakilty takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Clonakilty are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clonakilty

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Rosscarbery, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Ballinacarriga Castle, Glenmar Shellfish Limited
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
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Kilcrea Friary