Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dublin to Cork. If you're planning a road trip to Cork, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Dublin
drive for about 48 minutes
10:48 am Kildare
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 1 hour
12:52 pm Kilkenny
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 43 minutes
2:35 pm Rock of Cashel
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
4:53 pm Kinsale
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:53 pm
drive for about 33 minutes
driving ≈ 4.5 hours
Your starting point is Dublin, Ireland.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Kildare (2 answers)
questions about Kildare:
What to see
Kilkenny (30 answers)
Kilkenny Castle (4 mentions)
Smithwicks Brewery Tour (3 mentions)
hotels around Kilkenny:
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
questions about Kilkenny:
What is your favorite restaurant in Kilkenny?
Rock of Cashel (11 mentions)
Kinsale (21 answers)
Triskel Arts Centre (2 mentions)
Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral (2 mentions)
restaurants around Kinsale:
Fishy Fishy Café
questions about Kinsale:
Food & Accommodation in Kinsale, Ireland
Your final destination is Cork, Ireland.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Cork.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Sin é, which was mentioned 2 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!
Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.
And if you know Dublin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dublin!