16 days in London & County Cork Itinerary

16 days in London & County Cork Itinerary

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16 days in London & County Cork Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Youghal, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Clonakilty, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Glengarriff, Ireland
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Big Ben and then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London day trip website.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in London reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

4
nights
Cork, Ireland

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Charles Fort and St. Peter and Paul's Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cork City Gaol and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Ballynamona Beach (in Midleton) and Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery, Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Ballycotton Cliff Walk, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, look for gifts at Shandon Sweets, and examine the collection at Leahys Open Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from London to Cork in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Cork are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Youghal.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park, Leahys Open Farm, Ballynamona Beach
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Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

1
night
Youghal, Ireland

Youghal ©
Youghal is a seaside resort town in County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Brigid Shelly Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Ardmore Pottery & Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Youghal road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cork to Youghal in 1.5 hours. In July in Youghal, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Youghal

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ardmore
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Brigid Shelly Gallery ©
Brigid Shelly Gallery
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Ardmore Round Tower ©
Ardmore Round Tower

3
nights
Clonakilty, Ireland

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Step off the beaten path and head to Inchydoney Beach and Timoleague Franciscan Friary. Get some cultural insight at West Cork Model Railway Village and Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Explore Clonakilty's surroundings by going to Skibbereen (Heir Island & Lough Hyne) and Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church (in Glandore). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the mystery of Drombeg Stone Circle, putt your heart out at Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre, take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, and contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Clonakilty road trip app.

Traveling by car from Youghal to Clonakilty takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, Timoleague Franciscan Friary
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle

4
nights
Glengarriff, Ireland

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Step out of the city life by going to Garinish Island and Barleycove Beach. Get some cultural insight at Three Castle Head and Allihies Copper Mine Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glengarriff: Sherkin Island (in Baltimore), The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar (in Kilcrohane) and Derreenataggart Stone Circle (in Castletownbere). Next up on the itinerary: get answers to all your questions at Mizen Head Visitor Centre, see the interesting displays at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, make a trip to Altar Wedge Tomb, and explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glengarriff holiday builder.

You can drive from Clonakilty to Glengarriff in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Glengarriff can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Schull, Allihies, Sherkin Island, Dursey Island, Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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Healy Pass ©
Healy Pass
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Allihies Copper Mine Museum ©
Allihies Copper Mine Museum

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