60 days in County Kerry Itinerary

60 days in County Kerry Itinerary

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Fly to Cork Airport, Drive to Valentia Island
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Valentia Island
— 11 nights
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Waterville
— 11 nights
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Dingle
— 12 nights
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Killarney
— 14 nights
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Listowel
— 10 nights
Drive to Shannon Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Valentia Island

Visit Bray Head Loop Walk and Old Slate Quarry for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Valentia Heritage Centre and The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Valentia Island online trip builder.

Chicago, USA to Valentia Island is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Valentia Island. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Valentia Island at 52°F and lows at 41°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Waterville.

Things to do in Valentia Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

11
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Waterville

County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
You'll explore and learn at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition and The Old Barracks Heritage & Events Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Staigue Fort and Derrynane House. Change things up with these side-trips from Waterville: Coomasaharn Scribed Stones (in Glenbeigh), Cahersiveen (Leacanabuaile Fort, Top of the Rock Viewing Platform Trail, &more) and Sneem (Brushwood Studios, Blueberry Hill Farm, &more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cahergall Fort, pause for some photo ops at Eightercua, kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, and make a trip to Charlie Chaplin Statue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterville driving holiday website.

Waterville is very close to Valentia Island. March in Waterville sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
St James' Church and Kilmalkedar Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Blasket Besucherzentrum. Explore Dingle's surroundings by going to Glenbeigh (Dooks Golf Club & Rossbeigh Hill Walk), Kells Bay House & Gardens (in Cahersiveen) and Caherconree Fort (in Castlegregory). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, see the interesting displays at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dingle journey maker.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Dingle takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney Falconry and Kerry County Museum. Visit Muckross Abbey and Muckross House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenmare (Cromwell's Bridge, Gleninchaquin Park, &more), Ardfert (Glandore Gate, Ardfert Friary, &more) and Tralee (Wether's Well, Tralee Town Park, &more). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Killarney online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Listowel.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Listowel

Listowel is a Heritage town and a market town in County Kerry, Ireland, and is situated on the River Feale, 28km from the county town, Tralee. Your inner history buff will appreciate Carrigafoyle Castle and Bromore Cliffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kerry Writer's Museum and Listowel Military Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Listowel: Tarbert House (in Tarbert), Ballybunion (The Nuns Beach & Ladies Beach) and Irish Shooting Sports (in Knocknagoshel). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Ballybunion Golf Club, browse the exhibits of St. John's Art and Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail, and get a new perspective on nature at The North Kerry Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Listowel vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Listowel takes an hour. In April in Listowel, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Listowel

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.