10 days in Ireland's West Coast & Cork Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast & Cork Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Burren National Park
— 1 day
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
4
Kinsale
— 2 nights
5
Cork
— 2 nights

1
day
Burren National Park

Burren National Park ©
The Burren National Park, located in the south-eastern corner of the Burren, Co Clare is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Burren National Park journey website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Burren National Park. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Burren National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 4th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and then get outside with Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery, and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burren National Park to Dingle takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, make a trip to Ladies' View, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planning website.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Cashel (St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard & Rock of Cashel). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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