22 days in France & Cork Itinerary

22 days in France & Cork Itinerary

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22 days in France & Cork Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Benodet, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
La Rochelle, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hourtin, France
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

4
nights
Benodet, France

Benodet ©
Bénodet is a commune in the Finistère department and administrative region of Brittany in north-western France. Kids will appreciate attractions like Treguennec Beach and Plage de Cleut-Rouz. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anse de Rospico and La Plage du Cap Coz. Explore Benodet's surroundings by going to Nevez (Village de Kercanic & Plage de Tahiti), Pointe de la Jument (in Tregunc) and Cidrerie Kerne (in Pouldreuzic). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Musee du Bord de la Mer, don't miss a visit to Notre Dame de Lambour, and stop by Boutique Henaff.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Benodet online vacation maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Benodet is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Benodet is 1 hour. In June in Benodet, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Benodet

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nevez, Fouesnant, Pouldreuzic, St-Jacques de Lambour, Kermabec Beach
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Kermabec Beach ©
Kermabec Beach
Anse de Rospico ©
Anse de Rospico
La Plage du Cap Coz ©
La Plage du Cap Coz

5
nights
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Bring the kids along to Plage de Chatelaillon and Pointe Espagnole Beach. Visit La Cote Sauvage and Plage for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes), Le Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Domaine des Claires (in Arvert). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, wander the streets of Quartier Saint Nicolas, stop by Le Comptoir Charentais, and make a trip to Phare de la Coubre.

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You can drive from Benodet to La Rochelle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in La Rochelle, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hourtin.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Tremblade, Plage de Chatelaillon, Plage, Puy du Fou, Domaine des Claires
Highlights from your plan
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Zoo de La Palmyre
Zoo de La Palmyre

6
nights
Hourtin, France

Hourtin ©
We've included these beaches for you: Montalivet Beach and Plage du Pin Sec. Family-friendly places like Plage Centrale and Plage de l'Amelie will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Hourtin: Les Noisettines du Medoc (in Blaignan), Saint-Christoly-Medoc (Chateau tour Castillon & Chateau St. Christoly) and Lacanau-Ocean (Golf et Mini Golf UCPA du Baganais & Golf International de Lacanau Ocean).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hourtin online travel planner .

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Hourtin takes 3 hours. When traveling from La Rochelle in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Hourtin, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Hourtin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Soulac-sur-Mer, Saint-Christoly-Medoc, Saint-Laurent-Medoc, Lacanau-Ocean, Domaine Raymond Bossis
Highlights from your plan
Lagune ©
Lagune
Chateau Castera ©
Chateau Castera
Domaine Raymond Bossis ©
Domaine Raymond Bossis

5
nights
Cork, Ireland

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Inchydoney Beach. Charles Fort and St. Anne's Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & Kenmare Golf Club), Killarney (Killarney National Park & Kennedy's Pet Farm) and Cobh Cathedral (in Cobh). There's much more to do: tee off at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hourtin to Cork. Traveling from Hourtin to Cork, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hourtin in June, expect Cork to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cork

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Kenmare, Cobh, Killarney, Inchydoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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