31 days in County Kerry Itinerary

31 days in County Kerry Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Kerry trip planner

Make it your trip
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Killarney
— 10 nights
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Waterville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Valentia Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 9 nights
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Killarney

— 10 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Glandore Gate (in Ardfert), Tralee (Kerry County Museum & Banna Strand) and Kenmare (Kenmare Lace and Design Centre, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, stroll through Killarney Falconry, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and steep yourself in history at Muckross House.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Killarney online attractions planner.

Dublin to Killarney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 11:

Waterville

— 6 nights
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterville: Sneem (The Way the Fairies Went, Charles de Gaulle Memorial, &more) and Staigue Fort (in Castlecove). Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Mon) at Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: cruise along Ring of Kerry, examine the collection at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition, admire all the interesting features of Ballaghisheen Pass, and trek along Bolus Barracks Loop.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Waterville road trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Waterville in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Waterville are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valentia Island.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Valentia Island

— 5 nights
Valentia Island is known for historic sites, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, explore and take pictures at Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs, and get to know the fascinating history of Bray Head Loop Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Valentia Island trip itinerary builder app.

Valentia Island is very close to Waterville. December in Valentia Island sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Valentia Island

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Dingle

— 9 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Go for a jaunt from Dingle to Glenbeigh to see Rossbeigh Beach about 56 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and relax and rejuvenate at WK Fitness.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Valentia Island to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dingle are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 31:

County Kerry travel guide

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National Parks · Gardens · Nightlife
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.