Another popular day trip in County Kerry is the scenic drive on Dingle Peninsula. Most people follow R561 along the southern coastline as far as the town of Dingle. That is about 40 miles one way from Killarney. The journey provides dramatic views of green-carpeted cliffs plunging towards Dingle Bay. On a clear day you can admire Iveragh Peninsula across the water. Plan a minimum of four hours for a round-trip excursion. You will probably spend at least eight with all of the stops and some time at Dingle. If you have extra time, you can extend your journey to the westernmost tip using the Slea Head Route and/or explore the northern coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way.