4 days in West Cork Itinerary

4 days in West Cork Itinerary

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4 days in West Cork Itinerary

Start: Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Dublin


Kinsale ©
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 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, stop by Kinsale Silver, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, look for gifts at Koko, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale online route planner .

Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Kinsale sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre


Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Barleycove Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Garnish Island. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at West Cork Model Railway Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inchydoney Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Skibbereen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Skibbereen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Skibbereen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Barleycove Beach, Garinish Island
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village