7 days in West Cork Itinerary

7 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork journey planner

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Skibbereen
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Skibbereen

— 3 nights
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Healy Pass (in Adrigole), The White House Gallery & Cafe (in Kilcrohane) and Glengarriff (Glengarriff Bamboo Park, Garinish Island, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre, make a trip to St. Brendan's Church, and see majestic marine mammals with Cork Whale Watch.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Skibbereen trip tool.

Dublin to Skibbereen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Skibbereen are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 3 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.
Kinsale is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, and get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Skibbereen to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks