8 days in County Cork Itinerary

8 days in County Cork Itinerary

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8 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Glengarriff
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Castlemartyr
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like James Fort and Camden Fort Meagher. Get some cultural insight at Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and The English Market (in Cork). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale sightseeing planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Kinsale is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Kinsale. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kinsale, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cork, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
James Fort ©
James Fort
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Head to Issie's Handmade Chocolate and The Craft Shopfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beara Way and Gougane Barra National Forest Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lough Hyne (in Skibbereen), Barleycove Beach (in Schull) and Sherkin Island (in Baltimore). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass and delve into the distant past at Three Castle Head.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glengarriff itinerary builder .

Drive from Kinsale to Glengarriff in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Glengarriff can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castlemartyr.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lough Hyne, Three Castle Head, The Craft Shop, Issie's Handmade Chocolate, Barleycove Beach
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Lough Hyne ©
Lough Hyne
Sherkin Island ©
Sherkin Island
The Craft Shop ©
The Craft Shop

2
nights
Castlemartyr

Castlemartyr ©
Castlemartyr is a village in east County Cork, Ireland. On the 23rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, and finally see the interesting displays at Leahys Open Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloyne Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

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Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Castlemartyr takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castlemartyr

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cobh, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Cloyne Cathedral, Leahys Open Farm
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Leahys Open Farm ©
Leahys Open Farm
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary

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