3 days in Killarney & County Cork Itinerary

3 days in Killarney & County Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Munster vacation planner

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Killarney
— 1 day
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Cobh
— 1 night
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Killarney

— 1 day
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner.

Dublin to Killarney is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kinsale

— 1 night
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 25th (Fri), look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally browse the exhibits of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale road trip site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Cobh

— 1 night
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cobh road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cobh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Cobh are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cobh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

County Cork travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Islands
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.