Day 1- Cliffs of Moher and hotel in Tralee. Hotel is already booked and I'm happy with plans for this day.
This is where I would really appreciate your advice!
Day 2- I'd like to visit the Dingle Peninsula (as well as Dingle town and Slea Head). I'll be driving South from Tralee in the morning. I will have already done several days of driving on my own at this point, and I've heard that driving along the Dingle Peninsula can be scary maneuvering past buses and narrow roads. I want to enjoy the scenery and not have to be "on" the whole day, so I'm considering doing a day bus tour. Any thoughts on this plan? I don't want to spend a lot of money for a private tour. Any good tour companies I should check out?
I haven't booked a hotel for the night of day 2 yet. I've read that Killarney is very crowded and touristy. Of the few day tours I've seen, they depart from Killarney though. I don't want to leave our suitcases in the trunk the entire day, so I'll need to allow time to stow our bags at our next hotel in Killarney or nearby area before taking the Dingle Peninsula day tour.
Day 3- I'd like to drive along the Ring of Kerry and possibly see either the Ross Castle or Muckross House, if time allows. I won't be upset though if I skip them and only do the Ring of Kerry. Is the Ring of Kerry easier to drive on my own than the Ring of Dingle?
I'd like to have the hotel be the same location for night 2 and 3. Any suggestions on city to stay in and driving vs. day tours?