Cork is the biggest county in Ireland and is part of both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. With a bustling, cosmopolitan city to explore and over 1000km of coastline to discover be sure to plan ahead to get the most from your trip to our Maritime Haven!

Whether you’ve a short few hours to spare or you’ve set aside a few days for exploration; we’ve created some sample itineraries to help get you on your way.

One Day

City Energiser

Just one day, at the start or finish of a journey around our south-coast maritime paradise. It may not seem like a lot of time, but there is so much to do, see and experience in our compact harbour city over 24-hours.

Cork City is for walking (or you can rent a City Bike). Follow any road leading up the steep hills on either side of the river valley and you will find panoramic views of the city. Cork is open, diverse, eccentric and energetic. This one-day itinerary will help you find the heart of our city.

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Four Day

Funky Foodie Odyssey

Cork is renowned as the Food Capital of Ireland. We have some of this island’s richest farmland, most innovative chefs and most adventurous producers (such as the West Cork farmer who has Ireland’s only herd of dairy Water Buffalo and produces award winning Mozzarella).

Our best known, award-winning restaurants are destinations in their own right. But Cork cuisine also has a quirky and unconventional side, a taste for the surprising and the exotic. Or just the old-fashioned comfort foods that have fed generations.

This 4-day itinerary will help you navigate the unexpected, often hard-to-find side of Ireland’s most adventurous food region. It’s time to come to Cork and taste its wild side.

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Five Day

Relax, Explore, Re-Invigorate In Our Maritime Haven

Life’s busy, with far too little time to de-stress, detox and reconnect. You may only have a week to get away. Spend it in our maritime haven. Relax, explore and connect with the countryside, our epic coast and our charming, sometimes quirky, always surprising city.

This five-day itinerary is perfect for families, for couples or for independent travellers looking to see a lot, but in a relaxing, fun and adventurous way.

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A distance shot of Proby’s Quay, Cork City, taking in St Finbarr’s Cathedral and South Gate Bridge.
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