12 days in West Cork Itinerary

12 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork sightseeing planner

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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Skibbereen
— 5 nights
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Allihies
— 3 nights
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Kinsale

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Timoleague Franciscan Friary and Macroom Castle Visitor Information are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Atlantic Whale and Wildlife Tours and The Gearagh. Step out of Kinsale with an excursion to St. Colman's Church in Macroom--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Kinsale Food Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kinsale holiday 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 September in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Kinsale

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Skibbereen

— 5 nights
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Fastnet Lighthouse and Carriganass Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Owenahincha Beach and Warren Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skibbereen: Horseback Riding Tours (in Bantry), Glengarriff (Glengarriff Nature Reserve & Glengariff Woods) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins House & West Cork Regional Museum). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lis Ard Sky Garden Crater, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fachtna's Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Abbeystrewry Graveyard, and stop by Whyte Bookshop.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Skibbereen driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Skibbereen in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Allihies.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Allihies

— 3 nights
Allihies is a coastal parish in County Cork, Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Allihies Copper Mine Museum and Sarah Walker Gallery. Visiting Dursey Island and Summer SUP Cork will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Dzogchen Beara Daily Meditation Classes, make a trip to Derreenataggart Stone Circle, kick back and relax at Allihies Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Allihies day trip site.

Drive from Skibbereen to Allihies in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Allihies

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips