Dublin, Ireland's capital, is a bustling city full of energy, with lots of history. One day in Dublin will still let you see the city's highlights and a glimpse of what it has to offer.

Eat an Irish Breakfast

An Irish breakfast is hearty and comforting, and usually includes sausages, eggs, bacon, baked beans, white and black pudding. Be sure to try Irish soda bread as well!

St. Stephens Green

A large park located in the center of the city, St. Stephens Green has pathways, beautifully landscaped gardens, a lake, as well as statues and monuments that commemorate notable historical events.

Book of Kells + Long Room

The fascinating Old Library at Trinity College holds some of the oldest manuscripts in the world. Its Long Room is also known as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Stroll through Central Dublin

Central Dublin's charming streets are full of beautiful brick facades and colorful doors, perfect for wandering. Also walk across the Ha’penny Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that stands over River Liffey.

Dublin Castle

Dublin has its very own castle right in the center of the city, which dates back to Viking times. You can take a guided tour of the inside of the castle, or just admire the courtyard and gardens.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is Ireland’s national cathedral (and its largest). With its beautiful Gothic architecture and intricate details it is a must-see on your one day in Dublin.

Christ Church Cathedral

While smaller than St. Patrick’s, the Christ Church Cathedral is actually a century older. Founded in 1028 by the Vikings, the church is the oldest working structure in the city. 

Eat traditional pub food

Dublin has such a wonderful pub culture. Many of the pubs also serve food, perfect for dinner. Check out the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Ireland.

Temple Bar

While touristy, Temple Bar is one of Dublin's liveliest districts, and is the perfect place to end your one day in Dublin. Be sure to stop in the Temple Bar Pub for some traditional live music!