The Kingdom of Kerry Tour – 4 Day Self-Drive Tour

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  • 4 daysDuration
  • Kerry, IrelandDestination
  • TKOKSDTTour Code
  • Mar-OctDates
  • 2/5Physicality
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Self-Drive Tour of Kerry, Ireland: Experience The Kingdom 

On this 4-day self-drive tour of Kerry, you will explore the ecological marvels, amazing history, and vibrant Gaelic culture of Killarney, Dingle, and the Ring of Kerry.

Get off the beaten track and discover the authentic side of three of Ireland’s most famous destinations. Experience incredible activities and make unforgettable memories on golden beaches, along wild, rugged coastlines, by glistening lakes, and in picturesque villages and towns.

This self-drive Kerry tour moves at your pace, giving you the chance to awaken your Celtic spirit. Find out why this one-of-a-kind place is known as the Kingdom of Ireland.

For more information about this self-drive Kerry tour, please feel free to contact us.

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Why You Will Love This Self-Drive Tour of Kerry

  • Discover the spectacular setting of Kerry
  • Experience the famous destinations of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle
  • Explore the beautiful Skellig coastline
  • Delve into the unique Gaelic culture of Dingle
  • Enjoy great food and fun traditional music nights

Start Location

At your desired car hire location e.g. Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Kerry airport.

Finish Location

At your desired car hire location e.g. Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Kerry airport.

Departure Day(s)


Departure Time

1:00 pm – Recommended departure time. Setting off early is always recommended, but this is a self-drive tour, so you can leave when it suits you.


  • Professionally designed and easy to follow daily itineraries
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast each day
  • Daily recommendations for food, entertainment and additional activity experiences
  • 24/7 support service so no matter where you are or what time of the day it is we are just a call away to help you.
  • Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
  • Visit Killarney National park

Not Included

Self-Drive Kerry Tour Highlights
Self-Guided Tour of Kerry Itinerary

Day 1:Dublin to Killarney

Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to Killarney and the Kingdom of Kerry. 

After arriving in Killarney, you have the evening to experience this colourful town, with great food offerings, vibrant musical nightlife or even take a stroll through its majestic national park.

Day 2:Dingle and Slea Head

Dingle is your destination today, as you explore this dramatic and beautiful peninsula that is littered with archaeological and historical wonders. Your first stop off is at Inch beach, famous for being the place where an inch is actually three miles long and where we take a short stroll along its golden sands and watch long rolling waves that come crashing ashore.

Then head due west to the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head and feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. Continue your journey around this rich and vibrant peninsulas exploring its vast Gaelic culture and learning a cupla focal (some words) in Irish along the way.

Also take in a visit to Dingle town, a picturesque fishing town with great food and colourful streets that is a must see before making your return journey to Killarney.

Day 3:The Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island

Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.   

Even better, you can take an mesmerizing tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).

After a well-earned bite to eat, slowly make your way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.

Day 4:Discover Killarney

Today is your chance to discover the majestic setting of Killarney and Ireland’s first National Park. You can choose to relax and unwind, explore its national park and vibrant town or take one of many adventure experiences to truly discover Killarney. 

In terms of adventure, you have the opportunity to take a gentle self-guided hike of Torc Mountain with magical view of the Lakes of Killarney from its summit, explore Muckross Estate which is home to a spectacular 15th Century Franciscan Friary, Torc Waterfall and the majestic setting of Muckross House & Gardens. Even more amazing, you can combine one of those experiences by adding in a mesmerizing kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney or a self-guided Killarney Cycling Tour of its national park. 

Later that evening, we will say a fond farewell as you take the train back to the fair city of Dublin. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Kerry’s most unique destinations.