11 days in West Cork Itinerary

11 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork holiday planner

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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Skibbereen
— 5 nights
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Castletownbere
— 2 nights
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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.
Kinsale is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale trip maker app.

Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kinsale are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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Skibbereen

Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Explore Skibbereen's surroundings by going to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones (in Bantry), Glengarriff (Garinish Island, The Ewe Experience, &more) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins House, Michael Collins Centre, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Fachtna's Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Sherkin Island, and take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Skibbereen online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Skibbereen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Castletownbere

Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. On the 10th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Cape Clear Island. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass, view the masterpieces at The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barleycove Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sarah Walker Gallery.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castletownbere planner.

Getting from Skibbereen to Castletownbere by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Castletownbere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips