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
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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 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Original Kerry Craft Centre, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, and then tee off at Castlegregory Golf Links.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Castlegregory trip maker app.

Dublin to Castlegregory is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Castlegregory can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ventry.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Golf · Shopping

Side Trip

Ventry

— 1 night
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 17th (Fri), cruise along Slea Head Drive.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ventry vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Castlegregory to Ventry in an hour. September in Ventry sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ventry

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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 18th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dingle itinerary planner.

Dingle is just a short distance from Ventry. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) 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 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, make a trip to Ladies' View, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

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. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): cruise along Ballaghisheen Pass, appreciate the history behind Cearbhall O’Dalaigh Memorial, don't miss a visit to Staigue Fort, then view the masterpieces at Brushwood Studios, then pause for some photo ops at Charles de Gaulle Memorial, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sneem itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Sneem takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sneem are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Sneem

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Museums

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 25th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then snap pictures at Cromwell's Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Kenmare Lace and Design Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, then trek along Old Kenmare Road, then take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kenmare travel route builder.

Kenmare is just a short distance from Sneem. In September in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Bantry House & Garden, trek along Beara Way, and then explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: 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.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Glengarriff trip itinerary builder app.

Glengarriff is very close to Kenmare. In September, daytime highs in Glengarriff are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonakilty

— 2 nights
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle, take an in-depth tour of 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.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Clonakilty trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Clonakilty takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

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.