5 days in Fota Island, Cobh & West Cork Itinerary

5 days in Fota Island, Cobh & West Cork Itinerary

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Fota Island
— 1 day
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Cobh
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Glengarriff
— 2 nights
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Fota Island

— 1 day
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park and then admire the striking features of Fota House & Gardens.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fota Island trip itinerary tool.

Dublin to Fota Island is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Fota Island

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally appreciate the history behind Choctaw Native American Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cobh trip itinerary maker.

Cobh is just a stone's throw from Fota Island. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Kinsale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Kinsale

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Glengarriff

— 2 nights
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park, make a trip to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, and then head off the coast to Garinish Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience, explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass, then stroll through Beara Way, and finally delve into the distant past at Uragh Stone Circle.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glengarriff trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kinsale to Glengarriff by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips