45 days in County Kerry Itinerary

45 days in County Kerry Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Killarney
— 18 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 12 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h
3
Valentia Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Waterville
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

18
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Relax by the water at Banna Strand and Ladies Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muckross House and Muckross Abbey. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Templenoe Burial, Blackwater Woodturners, &more), Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist) and Tralee (Jane Hilliard Gallery, Kerry County Museum, &more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney day trip tool.

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. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get slightly colder in Killarney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 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

Side Trips

Kenmare, Tralee, Listowel, Ballybunion, Glenbeigh
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

12
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Gallarus Oratory and Dun Chaoin Pier. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: cruise along Slea Head Drive, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand.

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 travel to Valentia Island.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Dunquin, Castlegregory, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

6
nights
Valentia Island

Valentia Island ©
Let the collections at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre and Valentia Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Visiting Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs and Valentia Island Sea Angling will get you outdoors.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dingle to Valentia Island. 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 travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Valentia Island

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Portmagee, Skelligs Chocolate Co.
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre ©
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs ©
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs

7
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
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 Leacanabuaile Fort (in Cahersiveen), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Sneem (Brushwood Studios, Blueberry Hill Farm, &more). The adventure continues: tee off at Waterville Golf Links, step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael, delve into the distant past at Church Island, and trek along Irish Fairy Trails.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waterville trip planner.

Waterville is very close to Valentia Island. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows 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

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Sneem, Caherdaniel, Leacanabuaile Fort
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort

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