From cozy pubs, innovative dining, exciting museums, friendly locals, lovely coastal villages, and a ton of music, Dublin is one of the best cities in Europe to visit. (Click Learn More for the Full Itinerary!)
The best time to visit Dublin is from late Spring to early Fall when sunny days occur. The Dublin climate is mild, and you can expect rain at any time of the year. In Fall and Winter, the days are shorter and can be windy and grey, although you’ll find great prices and much less crowds.
Dublin is super compact, so you can pack a lot in one fun morning on your Dublin itinerary. While you can take conventional hop-on-hop-off buses, opt for the fun and frivolous Viking Splash tour instead. Put on Viking helmets and find yourself amid the boisterous revelry aboard a WWII amphibious DUKW.
Kickstart your morning with a visit to Ireland’s top attraction and usually the top of any Dublin itinerary, a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, home to Ireland's famous export. The Guinness brewery is woven into the fabric of the nation’s history, and the immersive exhibit will teach you all about Dublin and its famous drink.
In the likely event that inclement weather intervenes, stay around the city center instead. The Chester Beatty Library within Dublin Castle houses a trove of rare books, manuscripts, and relics and is the perfect place to while away an afternoon on your Dublin itinerary.
No Dublin itinerary is complete without time spent in the tourist hotspot, Temple Bar. While many come for the pubs and bars, you’ll also find music venues, independent shops, and plenty of dining spots between Westmoreland Street, Fishamble Street, the River Liffey, and Dame Street.
Going beyond Dublin's city center is a must on your Dublin itinerary. The most challenging part is deciding which area to pick. There are three highlights to consider. Hop on the DART train, a coastal passage along Dublin Bay, and choose whether to venture north or south.