9 days in West Cork Itinerary

9 days in West Cork Itinerary

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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Skibbereen
— 5 nights
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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.
Kinsale is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and look for gifts at Kinsale Silver.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kinsale road trip planning website.

Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Skibbereen

Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Skibbereen side-trips: Glengarriff (Garinish Island, The Ewe Experience, &more), St. Fachtna's Cathedral (in Rosscarbery) and Clonakilty (Inchydoney Beach, Michael Collins House, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, don't miss a visit to Altar Wedge Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, and stop by West Cork Crafts.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Skibbereen attractions planning website.

Getting from Kinsale to Skibbereen by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Skibbereen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips