8 days in West Cork Itinerary

8 days in West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Cork route planner

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Bantry
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Bantry

— 3 nights
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. Explore Bantry's surroundings by going to Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Skibbereen (Lough Hyne, West Cork Crafts, &more) and Healy Pass (in Adrigole). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, identify plant and animal life at Garinish Island, take in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop, and admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bantry trip site.

Dublin to Bantry is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. July in Bantry sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Bantry

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 4 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.
Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, Inchydoney Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale planner.

Traveling by car from Bantry to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips