8 days in County Kerry Itinerary

8 days in County Kerry Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Kerry trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Portmagee
— 2 nights
Fly

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Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Attractions like Dingle Oceanworld and Inch Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle attractions planner.

Dublin to Dingle is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Family-friendly places like Killarney National Park and Ross Castle will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portmagee.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Portmagee

— 2 nights
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): play a few rounds at Waterville Golf Links, then kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, and then cruise along Skellig Ring Scenic Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Skellig Michael.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portmagee holiday planner.

Drive from Killarney to Portmagee in 1.5 hours. In August in Portmagee, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.