We just finished booking our hotels so the dates aren't changing, I'm just wondering how much we can fit into three days, and any advice would be appreciated! My husband and I are mid-20s, have traveled a good amount in the past and are up to long days! Here is what we have planned:
Day 1 - Travel from Dublin to Killarney. Aiming for most direct route which seems to be through Limerick (from what I've read this seems to be ~ 5 hours??). We would plan to make a quick stop in Adare to stretch our legs and take some pictures. My husband is a photographer and the pictures I've seen of the town are just too cute! Hoping to get to hotel in Killarney by early afternoon, then spend the rest of the day exploring Dingle if time/energy allow. Wondering if we'll have time for a boat ride in Dingle and/or Slea Head drive. Possibly dinner in Dingle before returning to hotel.
Day 2 - Full day for self tour of Ring of Kerry. We are a little nervous after reading about small roadways. However, we have driven some narrow winding roads in Maui and will just plan to drive counterclockwise so we stay on the land side of the roadways.
Day 3 - Drive back to Dublin making stops along the way. Potential stops would be Kenmare, Cork, Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle, and Waterford or Wexford if time allows. We wouldn't need to hit all of these. Basically just decide as we drive based on timing, weather, and how much we feel up to that day.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Do you think we'll have time to check out Dingle at all the first day? How many stops do you think we'll have time for on the 3rd day? Any input is appreciated!