3 days in County Cork Itinerary

3 days in County Cork Itinerary

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3 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3​h
1
Kinsale
— Few hours
Bus:  30​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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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 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then stop by Kinsale Silver, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary planning website .

Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Museums Shopping
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, and finally don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC). On your second day here, look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary builder site .

Cork is very close to Kinsale. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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