45 days in County Kerry Itinerary

45 days in County Kerry Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Killarney
— 18 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Valentia Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Waterville
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

18
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Relax by the water at Banna Strand and Ladies Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muckross House and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Tralee (Kerry County Museum, Blennerville Windmill, &more), Kenmare (Gleninchaquin Park, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more) and Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil, and head off the coast to Innisfallen Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney day trip tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Killarney is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Killarney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get slightly colder in Killarney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Tralee, Ardfert, Ballybunion, Glenbeigh
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

12
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Gallarus Oratory and Riasc. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Dingle Peninsula. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, steep yourself in history at Kilmalkedar Church, head outdoors with Dingle Bay, and examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dingle online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Valentia Island.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Dunquin, Castlegregory, Tig Aine
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Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

6
nights
Valentia Island

Valentia Island ©
Let the collections at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre and Valentia Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Visiting Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs and Old Slate Quarry will get you outdoors.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valentia Island trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dingle to Valentia Island by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waterville.

Things to do in Valentia Island

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Portmagee, Skelligs Chocolate Co.
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Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre ©
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs ©
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs

7
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Appreciate the collections at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition and Brushwood Studios. Escape the urban bustle at Derrynane Beach and Skellig Michael. Venture out of the city with trips to Sneem (Blueberry Hill Farm & The Way the Fairies Went), Leacanabuaile Fort (in Cahersiveen) and Staigue Fort (in Castlecove). There's lots more to do: tee off at Waterville Golf Links, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballinskelligs Beach, and deepen your understanding at Tech Amergin Community Arts & Education Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterville trip planner.

Waterville is just a short distance from Valentia Island. In August, daily temperatures in Waterville can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterville

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballinskelligs, Caherdaniel, Sneem, County Kerry, Leacanabuaile Fort
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Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort

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