02Ring of Kerry, Ireland

The south western coastline of Ireland can be experienced from the classic Ring of Kerry drive. Pawel Toczynski / Getty Images

An iconic drive around the Iveragh peninsula in southwest Ireland, the Ring of Kerry loop typically begins and ends in Killarney National Park. You can complete this trip in one day, but stretch it out to enjoy highlights like the beach at Glenbeigh, the off-shore Skellig Islands, and Moll's Gap. This route is popular, so it may be beneficial to schedule your trip in the off-season to avoid the traffic congestion of the summer months.