8 days in Waterville, County Cork & Wexford Itinerary

8 days in Waterville, County Cork & Wexford Itinerary

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Waterville
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Wexford
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Waterville

— 2 nights
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
On the 26th (Mon), stop by Skellig Gift Store, play a few rounds at Waterville Golf Links, then get curious at Sea Synergy Marine Awareness and Activity Centre, and finally gain insight at Tech Amergin Community Arts & Education Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Mick O'Dwyer Statue, then make a trip to Charlie Chaplin Statue, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Derrynane Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Waterville attractions planner.

Dublin to Waterville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Waterville can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trip

Cork

— 3 nights

Rebel City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Terranova Gardens (in Limerick) and Spike Island (in Cobh). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cork travel planner.

Drive from Waterville to Cork in 2.5 hours. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Wexford

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, and then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baginbun Beach, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Wexford sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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.