20 days in County Cork Itinerary

20 days in County Cork Itinerary

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20 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Cork
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Clonakilty
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Glengarriff
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Zurich

7
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.
Camden Fort Meagher and Charles Fort will appeal to history buffs. Head to Triskel Arts Centre and Stone Mad Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Collegiate Church Of St. Mary (in Youghal) and Kinsale (Giles Norman Photography Gallery, Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, &more). There's much more to do: get your game on at Leahys Open Farm, explore the world behind art at Crawford Art Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Donkey Sanctuary, and identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cork route planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cork is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cork is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get little chillier in Cork: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Doneraile Wildlife Park, Leahys Open Farm, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
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Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park

5
nights
Clonakilty

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. West Cork Model Railway Village and Drombeg Stone Circle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Skibbereen Heritage Centre and Michael Collins Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clonakilty: Skibbereen (West Cork Crafts, St. Patrick's Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, explore the ancient world of Temblebryan Stone Circle, contemplate the long history of Lios-na-gCon, and stroll through Owenahincha Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Clonakilty online day trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Clonakilty in an hour. In July in Clonakilty, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Rosscarbery
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village

6
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bantry House & Garden and Healy Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Clear Island. Explore Glengarriff's surroundings by going to Sherkin Island (in Baltimore), Allihies Copper Mine Museum (in Allihies) and Derreenataggart Stone Circle (in Castletownbere). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience, stop by The Craft Shop, delve into the distant past at Three Castle Head, and make a trip to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glengarriff road trip planner.

You can drive from Clonakilty to Glengarriff in an hour. July in Glengarriff sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Baltimore, Bantry, Schull, Dursey Island, Healy Pass
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Glengarriff Bamboo Park ©
Glengarriff Bamboo Park
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Beara Way ©
Beara Way

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