9 days in West Cork Itinerary

9 days in West Cork Itinerary

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9 days in West Cork Itinerary

Start: Navan
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Bantry
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Navan

3
nights
Bantry

Bantry ©
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Bantry: Gleninchaquin Park (in Kenmare), Barleycove Beach (in Schull) and Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 4th (Mon) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Garinish Island and admire the striking features of Bantry House & Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bantry, use our trip itinerary maker.

Navan to Bantry is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In May in Bantry, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Bantry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Garinish Island, Drombeg Stone Circle, Barleycove Beach, Slea Head Drive, Skellig Michael
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park

4
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Clonakilty (West Cork Model Railway Village, Inchydoney Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Bantry to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kinsale are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Clonakilty
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum