6 days in County Cork & County Kerry Itinerary

6 days in County Cork & County Kerry Itinerary

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6 days in County Cork & County Kerry Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  2​h
1
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Dublin


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2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
You've now added Cork City Gaol to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then make a trip to University College Cork (UCC). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cork road trip app .

Dublin to Cork is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Killarney vacation maker .

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dingle Peninsula and Inch Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

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

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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