54 days in County Cork Itinerary

54 days in County Cork Itinerary

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54 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 10 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Newark


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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like James Fort and Crawford Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Camden Fort Meagher and Timoleague Franciscan Friary are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cork (Michael Collins Monument, Cork City Gaol, & more), WestCorkSecret (in Kilbrittain) and Macroom (The Gearagh, St. Colman's Church, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kinsale online road trip planner .

Newark, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Kinsale, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Kinsale hover around 61°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dunlough.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Cork, Blarney, Macroom, Bandon, Timoleague Franciscan Friary
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James Fort ©
James Fort
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher
St Multose Church ©
St Multose Church


Dunlough ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Three Castle Head and Dursey Island. Popular historic sites such as Allihies Copper Mine Trail and Bere Island Heritage Centre are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Dunlough side-trips: Castletownbere (The Great & Co, Sarah Walker Gallery, & more), St. Brendan the Navigator (in Crookhaven) and Allihies Copper Mine Museum (in Allihies).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunlough attractions planning website .

You can drive from Kinsale to Dunlough in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toSkibbereen.

Things to do in Dunlough

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Castletownbere, Allihies, Crookhaven, Kilcrohane, Ballyrisode Beach
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Dursey Island ©
Dursey Island
Mizen Head Signal Station ©
Mizen Head Signal Station
Allihies Copper Mine Trail ©
Allihies Copper Mine Trail


Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Michael Collins Centre and Carriganass Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Beara Way and Barleycove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Skibbereen side-trips: Gougane Barra (Gougane Barra Church & Gougane Barra National Forest Park), Cape Clear Island (in Baltimore) and Glengarriff (Knockboy and Priest's Leap, Glengarriff Nature Reserve, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lough Hyne, head off the coast to Sherkin Island, examine the collection at Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins House.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Skibbereen day trip website .

You can drive from Dunlough to Skibbereen in an hour. October in Skibbereen sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castlemartyr.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Bantry, Baltimore, Clonakilty, Rosscarbery
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Michael Collins Centre ©
Michael Collins Centre
Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Lough Hyne ©
Lough Hyne


Castlemartyr ©
Castlemartyr is a village in east County Cork, Ireland. Escape the urban bustle at Leahys Open Farm and Doneraile Wildlife Park. Get some historical perspective at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary and Ballycotton Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Castlemartyr: Mallow (Ballybeg Priory, The Donkey Sanctuary, & more), Blackwater Outdoor Activities (in Castletownroche) and Fermoy (Barnane Walk & Labbacallee Wedge Tomb). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colmans Cathedral Ireland, make a trip to Annie Moore Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Castlemartyr road trip tool .

You can drive from Skibbereen to Castlemartyr in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castlemartyr

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Youghal, Midleton, Mallow, County Cork
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Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Leahys Open Farm ©
Leahys Open Farm