5 days in County Kerry Itinerary

5 days in County Kerry Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Kerry visit planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Valentia Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Fly

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Valentia Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Skelligs Rock, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cahergall Fort, then kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, and then cruise along Skellig Ring Scenic Drive.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Valentia Island online day trip planner.

Dublin to Valentia Island is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Valentia Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Valentia Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gallarus Oratory and Minard Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coumeenoole Beach and Dingle Bay. When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Rossbeigh Beach in Glenbeigh, approximately Glenbeigh away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilmalkedar Church, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valentia Island to Dingle takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Nightlife
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.