Top 10 sights
Dublin is the perfect destination for a 2-day weekend away. Our itinerary helps you get the most of your 48 hours in Ireland’s capital.
Travelers to Dublin are spoiled for choice, but these experiences are the best of the best! Discover the unmissable things to do in the Irish capital.
Top 10 things to do in Dublin
Perhaps it's been Dublin's history of hardship that has made it a breeding ground for poets, playwrights, and musicians alike. The city's vibrant culture is unmissable, but here are some its liveliest and most beautiful places to visit!
10. National Museum of Ireland
From bog men to Bronze Age gold to weaponry dating up till independence, the National Museum is a fundamental look at Ireland from all angles.
Planning Your Visit
Best time to visit?
Ireland isn't exactly known for its splendid weather, but the best of it generally makes its token appearance at the end of summer (September-ish). If you're looking for an excuse to don a silly hat and swig Guinness, the St. Patrick's Day parade is on March 17th.
How to get around?
The Irish are world-renowned for their terrific sense of humor, and nowhere is this more evident than in Dublin's public transport network! There are 2 unconnected tram lines and trains mainly serve the outer rim of the city. The bus network is extensive but a tough nut to crack for visitors (see dublinbus.ie). The good news, however, is that most of the sights are just a short walk from each other in the heart of the city!
How many days?
You could see the sights of Dublin in a day or two, but remember this is a city of exemplary museums, exciting music and sports events, and enticing modern restaurants. Book a week to delve into its best kept secrets!
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- For the best weather, plan to visit around September, but for the celebrations, come in mid-March for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities.
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What people are saying about Dublin
I am writing this review for GetYourGuide and Tripadvisor. I enjoyed this trip on August 21th. My guide for the day was Peter and the driver was Dave. I felt very lucky to meet Peter again, since he had been my guide in a previous tour. Both were excellent professionals - Peter was as serious and knowledgeable when talking about the places' history as he was funny and friendly, and Dave showed great skill when driving safely through very narrow mountain roads. The Cliffs of Moher were astonishing. No picture or description will ever make justice - it's one of the most beautiful places I have seen. I wish we would have had more time to explore both. It's a long way to the edge and the visitor center is also worth some time to spend, so even if we had more than two hours, it felt short! The rest of the places were also beautiful and interesting, but undoubtely the Cliffs are the stars here. I would take this same tour anytime! Peter is the greatest guide ever!
I am writing this review for GetYourGuide and Tripadvisor. I enjoyed this trip on August 18th. My guide for the day was Peter and the driver was Martin. Both were excellent professionals - Peter was as serious and knowledgeable when talking about the places' history as he was funny and friendly, and Martin showed great skill when driving safely through foggy, narrow mountain roads. Glendalough National Park was strikingly beautiful, and I would have gladly spent all day there. Wicklow mountains were amazing as well, and we were lucky that the fog lifted soon to let us appreciate its beauty. We didn't spend too much time in Kilkenny, but I did enjoy taking a walk around the city center.
We truly had a fantastic time, it was an amazing experience from the moment we walked through the door to learn so much about the history of how Guinness came into being. It has always been my wish if I ever visited Ireland that it would be a must for me. I would recommend anyone whether or not they are a Guinness drinker to experience the tour, so well organised from start to finish. I will surely spread the news to my friends & family to be a must for any tourist.
Kevin and Arthur were great. Although we spent long time on the bus, the view was fabulous. Kevin was really funny and friendly. He introduced history and culture even when we were still in Dublin. Like a mini city tour, which was great and very professional. Thanks again！
Our assistant (Aiden) was an excellent toit guide and showed us all the neat areas in the Cliff of Moher