6 days in Kenmare & West Cork Itinerary

6 days in Kenmare & West Cork Itinerary

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Kenmare
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Kenmare

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kenmare side-trips: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Healy Pass (in Adrigole) and Irish Fairy Trails (in Caherdaniel). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park, and explore and take pictures at Ring of Kerry.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kenmare trip planner.

Dublin to Kenmare is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

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Kinsale

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, make a trip to Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and then steep yourself in history at James Fort.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale road trip planner.

You can drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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