What to see in Dublin on a weekend (or 3-day trip)


Seeing Dublin in 48 hours is a kind of sacrilege comparable to claiming that the new 'Star Wars' movies are better than the classic ones. However, as the vast majority of mortals need to work to live, the truth is that, due to lack of free time, there are many travelers who try to make the best of the capital of Ireland in a couple of days (usually an end of week).

I had the great luck of living more than 8 years in Dublin and I feel at home in it. Very manageable in size - especially considering that it is a European capital -, Dublin is a city that is especially multicultural, open, fun and friendly. A perfect place to live, but also to spend a weekend.

Take my hand - not literally speaking ... Or yes - and I take you to know the best of Dublin in 48 hours or a weekend.


To give you the best tips on what to see in Dublin in two days, I'm going to assume that you arrive in the city on a Friday, but, really, this route is applicable to any two days of the week, Well, the capital of Ireland is one of the most vibrant cities I have ever known and there is life in its bars and cultural offer every day.

The first thing to do when arriving at Dublin Airport is to look for a transport to take you to the center of the city (or wherever you have your accommodation). Clicking on this link You can read all the options you have.

Once you are in the center of the heart, and if you still have sunlight, you can start by taking a walk through the mythical shopping street Grafton street.

Main entrance to St Stephen's Green

Grafton street It is always full of life. Tourists and locals fill their shops and let themselves be entertained by a good number of street performers who tell jokes, juggle or sing beautiful songs. At one end of Grafton Street, you'll find one of Dublin's most iconic parks: St Stephen's Green.

It is one of the many green lungs that Dublin has. Gardens adorned with flowers, ponds and imposing trees make it one of the best places to walk quietly in the heart of the city.

Trinity College Library

Less than 100 meters from Grafton Street is the gateway to Trinity College. The Trinity, opened in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I of England, is the oldest university in Ireland. Despite being in the center of the city, as soon as you cross the threshold of the main gate and enter the first of its inner courtyards, an atmosphere of recollection looms over you. This effect is achieved by the magnificent distribution of buildings, both old and new, as they all look inwards.

The University of Trinity has a large number of common areas open to all audiences - You can even watch some rugby game of the university team during the weekend - but the most popular of all is its library.


If you travel to Dublin, take the opportunity to do any of these activities in Dublin and surroundings, with very good recommendations from its users and Spanish speaking guides:

  1. Tickets for the Guinness Store without queues and with pint included
  2. Tour of the Game of Thrones stages
  3. Night tour of Temple Bar and its pubs
  4. Dublin tourist bus
  5. Dublin private tour
  6. Viking tour of Dublin
  7. Howth and Malahide excursion
  8. Dublin Pass
  9. Tour of the Celtic legacy of Ireland
  10. Hook Peninsula and Shipwreck Coast
  11. Excursion to Belfast and the Giant's Causeway
  12. Excursion to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley
  13. More excursions in Dublin and surroundings

The old Trinity College library It is one of the most visited cultural monuments in Ireland. Inside - which looks like a Harry Potter movie -, you can admire millions of volumes, being the most famous of all the Kells book, a manuscript made by Celtic monks around the year 800.