I need some advice for my 7 day vacation that's coming up in two weeks. I wouldn't normally ask for any advice, but Ireland is my top dream destination... and it's happening--soon.
I planned our itinerary myself ( Dublin-Kilkenny-Kenmare-Adare-Trim-Dublin). All of the B&B's and hotels are reserved. My husband will be driving... a lot. Ireland seems so beautiful, we want to see so much, but with so little time.
I started reading some of the other great forums and advice that others posted concerning the Ring of Kerry vs The Dingle Peninsula. (seems like the Dingle Peninsula may be more recommended)
Then, I started thinking about the fact that my husband will be driving and will be missing out on much of the great scenery. You can't really relax and enjoy when you are driving (especially with us traveling clockwise through the ROK, and we aren't used to driving on the other side of the road)..
My husband and I love hiking and outdoors, but we also do love historical sites/ruins, and we can definitely appreciate a spectacular view...
I see that Killarney National Park is ranked so highly among reviewers. I am thinking that perhaps our half a day would be better spent skipping the scenic drives and visiting the National park instead? Does anyone think this would be a mistake?
We are looking at leaving Kenmare at 8 am and need to be in Adare for about 5pm, so the schedule is pretty tight.
If we go to the National park, is there something specifically memorable. A specific hike? Picturesque spot?
Here's the question-
I would especially appreciate the advice from anyone who has visited all three: Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, and the National Park--
If you had to pick one, where would go?
please and thank you :)Edited: 25 August 2013, 16:56