28 days in County Kerry Itinerary

28 days in County Kerry Itinerary

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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Kenmare
— 1 night
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Sneem
— 2 nights
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Caherdaniel
— 2 nights
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Waterville
— 4 nights
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Ballinskelligs
— 2 nights
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Valentia Island
— 5 nights
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Portmagee
— 2 nights
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Cahersiveen
— 2 nights
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Glenbeigh
— 2 nights
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Caragh Lake
— 1 night
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Killorglin
— 2 nights
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kenmare.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Kenmare — 1 night

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Stone Circle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then get lovey-dovey at St. Patrick's Church, then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Ewe Experience.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kenmare trip maker tool.

Getting from Killarney to Kenmare by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sneem.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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Sneem — 2 nights

Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cearbhall O’Dalaigh Memorial, relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Hill Farm, then appreciate the history behind Charles de Gaulle Memorial, and finally make a trip to Staigue Fort.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sneem day trip tool.

Sneem is very close to Kenmare. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Caherdaniel.
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Caherdaniel — 2 nights

Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. You've now added Atlantic Irish Seaweed to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Derrynane House, stroll through Derrynane Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Abbey Island. Keep things going the next day: pick up some new kitchen skills with Atlantic Irish Seaweed, then hike along Irish Fairy Trails, and then surround yourself with nature on Wild Derrynane.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Caherdaniel journey planning app.

Caherdaniel is very close to Sneem. In August, daytime highs in Caherdaniel are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Waterville.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Waterville — 4 nights

County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Waterville is known for sightseeing, golf, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Tech Amergin Community Arts & Education Centre, see the interesting displays at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition, steep yourself in history at The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville, and kick back and relax at Waterville Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Waterville itinerary planner.

Waterville is very close to Caherdaniel. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ballinskelligs.
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Ballinskelligs — 2 nights

Ballinskelligs, officially Baile an Sceilg, is a Gaeltacht village in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. You've now added Julia Clarke Pottery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): trek along Bolus Barracks Loop, then kick back and relax at Ballinskelligs Beach, then step into the grandiose world of McCarthy Mor Tower House - Ballinskellig Castle, and finally stroll the grounds of Ballinskelligs Abbey. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co., tour the pleasant surroundings at St Finian's Bay, and then learn something new at Julia Clarke Pottery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ballinskelligs trip itinerary builder website.

Ballinskelligs is just a short distance from Waterville. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Valentia Island.
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Valentia Island — 5 nights

Valentia Island is known for museums, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, enjoy the sea views from Valentia Lighthouse, trek along Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs, and experience rural life at Hillside Haven Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Valentia Island trip itinerary planning site.

Valentia Island is just a stone's throw from Ballinskelligs. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Portmagee.
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Portmagee — 2 nights

Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head off the coast to Skellig Michael. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, stop by Cois Cuain, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portmagee trip itinerary builder website.

Portmagee is just a stone's throw from Valentia Island. In August in Portmagee, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cahersiveen.
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Cahersiveen — 2 nights

Cahersiveen—alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen— is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Quinlans Fish Shop, take in nature's colorful creations at Kells Bay House & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Barracks Heritage & Events Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Leacanabuaile Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cahergall Fort, explore the historical opulence of Ballycarbery Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Abbey of the Holy Cross, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cahersiveen online tour itinerary maker.

Cahersiveen is just a stone's throw from Portmagee. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenbeigh.
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Glenbeigh — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Glenbeigh Fairy Forest, kick back and relax at Rossbeigh Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rossbeigh Hill Walk. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Kells Sheep Centre, then play a few rounds at Dooks Golf Club, and then get engrossed in the history at Kerry Bog Village Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Glenbeigh road trip site.

Glenbeigh is very close to Cahersiveen. In August in Glenbeigh, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caragh Lake.
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Caragh Lake — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Caragh Lake Trail and Mountain Spur and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Caragh Lake day trip planning site.

Caragh Lake is just a short distance from Glenbeigh. In August in Caragh Lake, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Killorglin.
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Killorglin — 2 nights

Killorglin is a town in County Kerry, South West of Rep. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ballykissane Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Cromane Beach, then wander the wide-open spaces of West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstrations, and finally contemplate the long history of Caherconree Fort. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Ballinskelligs Old Burial Ground, take in nature's colorful creations at Dhu Varren Garden, then tee off at Killorglin Golf Club, and finally appreciate the history behind King Puck.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Killorglin trip itinerary maker app.

Killorglin is just a short distance from Caragh Lake. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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County Kerry travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Walking Areas · 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.
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