13 days in County Cork Itinerary

13 days in County Cork Itinerary

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13 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
1
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Clonakilty
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Glengarriff
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol will appeal to history buffs. St. Anne's Church and Charles Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Cobh (Tregan Craft Centre, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more), Old Head Golf Links (in Kinsale) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, make a trip to University College Cork (UCC), admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cork trip website.

Manchester, UK to Cork is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Barryscourt Castle, Fota Wildlife Park
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

4
nights
Clonakilty

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Get outdoors at Inchydoney Beach and Lough Hyne. Popular historic sites such as Drombeg Stone Circle and Temblebryan Stone Circle are in your itinerary. Explore Clonakilty's surroundings by going to Skibbereen (Skibbereen Heritage Centre & Heir Island). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins Centre, see the interesting displays at West Cork Model Railway Village, putt your heart out at Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fernhill Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Clonakilty tour site.

Drive from Cork to Clonakilty in an hour. July in Clonakilty sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Michael Collins Centre ©
Michael Collins Centre

4
nights
Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Get outdoors at Beara Way and Healy Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glengarriff: Baltimore (Sherkin Island & Cape Clear Island), Schull (Altar Wedge Tomb & Barleycove Beach) and Mizen Head Visitor Centre (in Goleen). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island and admire the striking features of Bantry House & Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glengarriff trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Clonakilty to Glengarriff takes an hour. In July in Glengarriff, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Baltimore, Schull, Healy Pass, Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Bantry House & Garden
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Healy Pass ©
Healy Pass
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach

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