15 days in County Kerry & West Cork Itinerary

15 days in County Kerry & West Cork Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Munster trip planner

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Castlegregory
— 1 day
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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
— 2 nights
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Castlegregory

— 1 day
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Original Kerry Craft Centre, then head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, and then play a few rounds at Castlegregory Golf Links.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Castlegregory driving holiday tool.

Dublin to Castlegregory is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Castlegregory can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can 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 4th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ventry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castlegregory to Ventry takes an hour. September in Ventry sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time 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 5th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle route maker.

Dingle is just a stone's throw from Ventry. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive 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 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Killarney vacation maker tool.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive 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 11th (Sat): cruise along Ballaghisheen Pass, appreciate the history behind Cearbhall O’Dalaigh Memorial, contemplate the long history of Staigue Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Brushwood Studios, then appreciate the history behind Charles de Gaulle Memorial, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Sneem takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sneem are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time 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 12th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then snap pictures at Cromwell's Bridge, and finally stop by Kenmare Lace and Design Centre. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, hike along Old Kenmare Road, then browse the exhibits of Norman McCloskey Photography, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenmare online attractions planner.

Kenmare is just a stone's throw from Sneem. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Bantry House & Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beara Way, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Finbarr's Catholic Church, then go for a walk through Beicin Loop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Garinish Island.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glengarriff online attractions planner.

Glengarriff is very close to Kenmare. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (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 contemplate the long history of 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 17th (Fri): delve into the mystery of Drombeg Stone Circle, take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally look for gifts at The Canvas Works.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Clonakilty vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Clonakilty takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Clonakilty are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough 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.