5 days in Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Kenmare
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Schull
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Baltimore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Dublin

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Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, and then experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Kenmare is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Kenmare sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Schull.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
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Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle
Norman McCloskey Photography ©
Norman McCloskey Photography

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Schull

Schull ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The WhiteHouse Gallery, kick back and relax at Barleycove Beach, and then stroll through Ballyrisode Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Schull online journey planner .

Drive from Kenmare to Schull in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Schull

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Ballyrisode Beach
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The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar ©

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
Baltimore is a village in western County Cork, Ireland. For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baltimore day trip website .

Getting from Schull to Baltimore by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kinsale.
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Baltimore Beacon ©
Baltimore Beacon

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Kinsale

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, then steep yourself in history at James Fort, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

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Traveling by car from Baltimore to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kinsale are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Old Church Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Cobh Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cork online sightseeing planner .

Cork is just a short distance from Kinsale. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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