The Ultimate Itinerary for the Ring of Kerry

By: Leah Shoup

Ross Castle

You don't want to miss Ross Castle, located in Killarney National Park. This 15th-century fortress is open to the public to explore seasonally (March-November).

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is another popular stop for your Ring of Kerry road trip. This cascading waterfall is 66 feet high (20m) and 360 feet long (110m).

Ladies View

When driving the Ring of Kerry route, make sure to stop at this scenic viewpoint. It's named after Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, who were impressed by the lookout in 1861.

Moll's Gap

Molls Gap is the perfect place to stretch your legs and take in the stunning scenery of the Irish countryside. Travel through this mountain pass and snap a photo!

Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Fort is one of the many ancient stone forts dotted around Ireland and a must-see attraction on the Ring of Kerry drive.

Derrynane Beach

This sandy Blue Flag beach is a great place to take a walk, relax, and take a short break from the drive.

Skellig Ring Road

On a one-day Ring of Kerry itinerary, you may not have time for this detour. If you can swing it, drive the Skellig Ring to see Valentia Island and views of the Skellig Islands.

Kerry Cliffs

Standing at 1000 feet tall (305 m), these sea cliffs offer spectacular views of the west coast of Ireland, including the Skellig Islands and Puffin Island.

Rossbeigh Beach

Rossbeigh Beach is the last stop we recommend before you head back to Killarney or continue to your next destination in Ireland.