45 days in County Kerry Itinerary

45 days in County Kerry Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Kerry vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin, Train to Killarney
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Killarney
— 18 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 12 nights
Drive
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Valentia Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Waterville
— 7 nights
Drive to Cork Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport

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Killarney

— 18 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Appreciate the collections at Norman McCloskey Photography and Kerry Bog Village Museum. Get outdoors at Killarney National Park and Carrantoohil. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist), Tralee (Jane Hilliard Gallery, Kerry County Museum, &more) and Kenmare (St. Patrick's Church, Gleninchaquin Park, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, and steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning site.

Minneapolis, USA to Killarney is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Killarney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in July, with highs in Killarney at 65°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — Aug 3:

Dingle

— 12 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Gallarus Oratory and Greenlane Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Slea Head Drive. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clogher Strand, see the interesting displays at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Fiadh Woven Design.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Valentia Island.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valentia Island

— 6 nights
Let the collections at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre and Valentia Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Visiting Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs and Skellig Ring Scenic Drive will get you outdoors.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valentia Island road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Valentia Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Waterville.

Things to do in Valentia Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Waterville

— 7 nights
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Appreciate the collections at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition and Sea Synergy Marie Awareness and Activity Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Derrynane Beach and Ballinskelligs Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sneem (Brushwood Studios, Blueberry Hill Farm, &more), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Leacanabuaile Fort (in Cahersiveen). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael, hike along Irish Fairy Trails, tee off at Waterville Golf Links, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bolus Barracks Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterville trip planner.

Waterville is just a short distance from Valentia Island. In August, daily temperatures in Waterville can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

County Kerry travel guide

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National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.