Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

4.4
#1 of 7 in Scenic Drive in Province of Munster
One Ireland's great road trips, Ring of Kerry passes through a picturesque landscape that contains most of Ireland's notable features, including scenic outlooks, pristine lakes, glacial valleys, rocky islands, medieval castles, and historical forts. The circular route stretches for about 180 km (110 mi), beginning and ending in the town of Killarney. You can drive this route in a single day, but to experience the area at a slower pace, take the long-distance walking / cycling path following the slightly quieter roads. The narrow roads tend to get extremely crowded with tour buses, which travel counter-clockwise from Killarney. Avoid having to pass traffic in dangerously narrow sections by driving or cycling clockwise. Plan your Ring of Kerry visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caherdaniel using our Caherdaniel trip itinerary maker .
Create an itinerary including Ring of Kerry

(Caherdaniel is the nearest city to Ring of Kerry)

map
Ring of Kerry Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,565 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    We run the ring of Kerry with the bus. On this route there are beautiful scenic spots. When the sun shines a dream. What also quite interesting was the visit to a shepherd's courage his sheep and dogs. There are also interesting villages, viewpoints, and buildings such as "Muckross House". This Manor House is highly recommended.
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    As I said again if you are from a landlocked country then the ring of kerry is a must. It's a very long route and the road is very bendy. We are from Greece so we were not amazed by the sea, but still...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Highly recommended route... especially in South... the North is dispensable if you don't have time. I recommend to go directly to the cliffs of kerry and there again by the southbound ring... If you do it all in one day and go, stopping at every wonderful corner... Maybe not you time. Best to dispense with the North and enjoy the rest
    View original

Plan your trip to County Kerry

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Caherdaniel

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in County Kerry by other users

9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Killarney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Killarney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans