6 days in County Cork & County Kerry Itinerary

6 days in County Cork & County Kerry Itinerary

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Cork
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Cork

Rebel City

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): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC). Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Cork is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Killarney

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

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Killarney online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Family-friendly places like Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dingle tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

County Cork travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Islands
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
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.