4 days in West Cork Itinerary

4 days in West Cork Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Skibbereen
— 1 night
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights

1
night
Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 2nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Brendan's Church, admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience, thenstep off the mainland to explore Garinish Island, and finally go for a walk through Beicin Loop. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, see the interesting displays at West Cork Model Railway Village, thenkick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Skibbereen travel itinerary planner.

Dublin to Skibbereen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Skibbereen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bantry, Clonakilty, Glengarriff
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, thensample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, thenlearn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally examine the collection at Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, thensteep yourself in history at James Fort, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kinsale tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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