12 days in West Cork Itinerary

12 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork tour planner

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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Skibbereen
— 7 nights
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Kinsale

— 4 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.
Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague) and Macroom Golf Club (in Macroom). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip itinerary builder site.

Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Skibbereen

— 7 nights
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Explore Skibbereen's surroundings by going to Healy Pass (in Adrigole), The White House Gallery & Cafe (in Kilcrohane) and Glengarriff (Sugarloaf Mountain, Glengarriff Nature Reserve, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle, stroll through Barleycove Beach, see the interesting displays at West Cork Model Railway Village, and take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Skibbereen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Skibbereen takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips