15 days in County Kerry & West Cork Itinerary

15 days in County Kerry & West Cork Itinerary

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Castlegregory
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Ventry
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Sneem
— 1 night
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Kenmare
— 2 nights
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Glengarriff
— 2 nights
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Clonakilty
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Castlegregory

— 1 day
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the galleries of Original Kerry Craft Centre, then cruise along Dingle Peninsula, and then play a few rounds at Castlegregory Golf Links.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Castlegregory tour itinerary maker app.

Dublin to Castlegregory is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In August in Castlegregory, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ventry.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

Ventry

— 1 night
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 7th (Sat), get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventry online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Castlegregory to Ventry in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Ventry are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Ventry

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, look for gifts at Fiadh Woven Design, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online journey planner.

Dingle is just a short distance from Ventry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sneem.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sneem

— 1 night
Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Ballaghisheen Pass, pause for some photo ops at Cearbhall O’Dalaigh Memorial, steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, then take in the exciting artwork at Brushwood Studios, then pause for some photo ops at Charles de Gaulle Memorial, and finally cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sneem trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Sneem by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sneem can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Sneem

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kenmare

— 2 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then snap pictures at Cromwell's Bridge, and finally stop by Kenmare Lace and Design Centre. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road, then take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

Before you visit Kenmare, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kenmare is just a short distance from Sneem. In August, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Glengarriff

— 2 nights
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, then trek along Beara Way, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Finbarr's Catholic Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop, and finally step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glengarriff online route maker.

Glengarriff is just a stone's throw from Kenmare. In August, daytime highs in Glengarriff are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Clonakilty

— 2 nights
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 19th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins Centre, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally stop by The Canvas Works.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Clonakilty road trip planning website.

Drive from Glengarriff to Clonakilty in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Museums · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

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.