1 day dublin itinerary

Day 1 :

Breakfast: 9 am

Start off your day in the Jackson Court Hotel and enjoy a continental breakfast, we have a wide range of foods to choose from including fresh fruit, cold meats and yogurt.

Trinity College: 10 am

Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest university and one of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions. The campus has a rich history and stunning architecture. Trinity’s Old Library is home to The Book of Kells, a medieval manuscript handcrafted by monks over 1000 years ago. The book itself is a remarkable work of art known for its intricate illustrations and colourful design.

The Ha’Penny Bridge: 11 am

Walk from Trinity College along the banks of the river Liffey to the Ha’penny Bridge – one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks and a fantastic photo opp. The castiron pedestrian bridge was opened in 1816 as the Wellington Bridge, and gets its nickname from the halfpenny toll pedestrians historically had to pay to cross the bridge. These days, it’s free except for the cost of navigating the crowds!

Dublin Castle: 11:30 am

Take a stroll through Temple Bar to Dublin Castle on Dame Street. The castle has a rich history dating back to when Ireland was under British rule from 1204 until 1922, when the castle was handed over to Micheal Collins and the government of the independent Irish state. Beautiful gardens and courtyards surround the castle, a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Lunch: 12:30 pm

The Brazen Head is Dublin’s oldest pub and is a perfect place to grab a bite of lunch. Located on Bridge Street, they serve traditional Irish meals such as fish and chips and Guinness and beef stew.

The Guinness Storehouse: 2 pm

The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction for good reason. The Storehouse is in St. James’s Gate Brewery and is an immersive experience that celebrates the story of the drink and its historical and cultural significance. With your ticket, enjoy a complimentary pint at the Gravity Bar, which is located at the top of the storehouse and offers panoramic views of Dublin.

Late Afternoon Shopping: 4 pm

Taking a stroll down Grafton Street is a great way to spend an afternoon. The famous shopping street has a wide range of high street and luxury stores and is a great place to pick up gifts from Ireland and window shop. The Grafton Street buskers and street performers create an electric atmosphere along the street.

Many world-famous Irish artists began their music career by busking on Grafton Street, including Glen Hanson and Dermot Kennedy, to name a few. See if you can spot any stars in the making as you stroll!

Pitstop In the Hotel: 5:30 pm

After a long day of sightseeing, it’s time to head back to Jackson Court Hotel and get ready for the evening. Luckily, Jackson Court Hotel is near Grafton Street, so it’s only a 5-minute walk home.

Dinner: 7 pm

There are tons of unique places to grab dinner in Dublin. There are a range of restaurants that serve traditional Irish cuisine and international cuisine. Check out our list of our favourite restaurants in Dublin.

After Dinner Drinks: 9 pm

Enjoying a drink in The Odeon, whether it’s a pint, a cocktail or a mocktail, is essential on your trip to Dublin before heading back to enjoy a night at Coppers.

Night Club: 11 pm

Copper Face Jacks is the most famous nightclub in Dublin, and you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. The nightclub plays a mix of pop, dance and chart hits, and is ideal for those who want to dance the night away.

Always book here

When you book on our website for your stay at the Jackson Court Hotel we can guarantee that you’ll pay at least €10 cheaper per night compared to other websites. As well as our price promise you’ll receive exclusive extras.