8 days in County Cork Itinerary

8 days in County Cork Itinerary

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Fly to Cork Airport, Drive to Skibbereen
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Skibbereen
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Skibbereen

— 2 nights
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. You'll get in some beach time at Barleycove Beach and Inchydoney Beach. Explore Skibbereen's surroundings by going to Ballyrisode Beach (in Toormore), Garinish Island (in Glengarriff) and The White House Gallery & Cafe (in Kilcrohane). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cork Whale Watch, explore the activities along Lough Hyne, and take an unorthodox tour of Drombeg Stone Circle.

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Valletta, Malta to Skibbereen is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valletta to Skibbereen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in May, things will get slightly colder in Skibbereen: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Cork

— 5 nights

Rebel City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more), Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cork itinerary planning site.

Getting from Skibbereen to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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County Cork travel guide

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Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.