4 days in Cork & West Cork Itinerary

4 days in Cork & West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Cork trip itinerary planner

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Cork
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Glengarriff
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Cork

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Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Blarney Stone, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally gain insight at University College Cork (UCC). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cork online journey builder.

Dublin to Cork is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Cork

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Glengarriff

— 1 night
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, then stroll through Beara Way, and then take in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glengarriff trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cork to Glengarriff in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Kinsale

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally get a dose of the wild on Kinsale Nature and Maritime Walking Tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kinsale online tour builder.

Drive from Glengarriff to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. September in Kinsale sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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