6 days in County Cork Itinerary

6 days in County Cork Itinerary

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6 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  12​h
1
Castletownbere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Skibbereen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Dursey Island and then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Issie's Handmade Chocolate, hike along Beara Way, then view the masterpieces at Sarah Walker Gallery, and finally stop by The Great & Co.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Castletownbere road trip tool .

Valletta, Malta to Castletownbere is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Castletownbere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in June: high temperatures in Castletownbere hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Healy Pass, Beara Way, Dursey Island
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Dursey Island ©
Dursey Island
Sarah Walker Gallery ©
Sarah Walker Gallery

1
night
Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre, explore the activities along Lough Hyne, and then step off the mainland to explore Sherkin Island.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Skibbereen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Castletownbere to Skibbereen takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kinsale.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sherkin Island
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Lough Hyne ©
Lough Hyne
Sherkin Island ©
Sherkin Island

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, relax in the rural setting at Leahys Open Farm, and then contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planner.

Getting from Skibbereen to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leahys Open Farm, Camden Fort Meagher
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Leahys Open Farm ©
Leahys Open Farm
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher
James Fort ©
James Fort

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