6 days in Kenmare & West Cork Itinerary

6 days in Kenmare & West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Munster journey planner

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Kenmare
— 2 nights
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Bantry
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Kenmare

— 2 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Healy Pass (in Adrigole). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and cruise along Ring of Kerry.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare trip planning site.

Dublin to Kenmare is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In August in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bantry.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bantry

— 1 night
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, then step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island, and then take a peaceful walk through Glengariff Woods.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bantry trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Bantry takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Bantry

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kinsale

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Oceanaddicts, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, look for gifts at Koko, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at James Fort.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale trip planner.

Drive from Bantry to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kinsale are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip