4 day Itinerary
make the most of your time in Dublin
Start Planning your Dublin Trip
Whether you are enjoying a staycation or visiting us from across the pond, Aspect Hotel Park West is your perfect spot for exploring Dublin and beyond.
Located a stone’s throw from Dublin City Centre, we are situated near all major motorways, train stations and have free parking.
So whether you’re here for one day or lucky enough to be here for 4, we’ve put together a few suggested itineraries to discover all Dublin has to offer.
Explore the fair City
Check in to the Aspect to start your trip – if you’re here early we’re happy to mind your bags while you start your Dublin holiday. The train station is located directly across the road from the hotel to take you to Connolly Station, located in the heart of Dublin. Leave your car with us to avoid expensive city centre parking charges! Before you go, why not grab a coffee to go to set you up for the day?
Once in Dublin City, the choices are endless. Just a short walk from Connolly Station, you’ll find EPIC- the Irish Emigration Museum, which was voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction two years in a row. Located in Custom House Quay – you can discover what it means to be Irish and even trace your ancestors.
Dublin is full of museums and most of them are free! See more about Dublin art and history museums in our blog here.
If you want to see as much as you can, but don’t have the time to spare to explore on foot – you can purchase tickets for Dublin’s Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour. Choose from four options, to whisk you away to popular attractions, landmarks and places of interest. Tour routes can be viewed here . Choose a 1 or 2-day bus ticket depending on your stay and take full advantage of the city.
On route, explore Dublin’s most iconic attractions from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle and of course no trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse to have that perfect pint in the Gravity Bar. Guinness Storehouse is a 12-minute walk from Heuston Train Station – jump on a train and you’ll be back in Park West in just 6 minutes.
Head up to your room to relax and unwind before enjoying a delicious dinner in our restaurant.
After a good night’s rest, you should be ready to do some more exploring. Before heading out for the day, why not fill up with a delicious hot breakfast at your leisure?
Hop on the train to get back into the City Centre – Croke Park is a short walk from Drumcondra Station. You can explore the home of Irish sports with a stadium tour or see Dublin from new heights on the Skyline Walkway Tour.
If you purchased a 2 day hop on hop off bus ticket, jump on your closest stop, alternatively Dublin City is a 20 minute walk from Croke Park or you can take advantage of the bus or train routes.
You’ll find yourself on the iconic O’Connell Street, boasting the GPO as its main feature. Here you can experience the history of Ireland’s rebel past with a visit to the museum or with an interactive ‘Rebels Rising Guided Tour’ – spaces are limited so they recommend you pre-book!
O’Connell Street is the widest street in Dublin and from here you can easily explore the city – choose to shop on Henry Street and Mary Street or continue over O’Connell Bridge to the south side of the city. Continue on to explore Trinity College, Grafton Street, and St Stephens Green Park. The south side of the city also offers plenty of shopping and attractions such as Dublin Castle, The Little Museum, and Christ Church Cathedral.
Of course, one of the most known and visited areas in Dublin is Temple Bar. The home of Dublin’s nightlife, you can experience the famous cobblestones for yourself and visit some of our world-famous pubs.
Walk with the animals
Calling all animal lovers, spend your day exploring on of the world’s oldest Zoos. Dublin Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in Ireland for every age group and it is easy to see why. Located in Phoenix Park, Heuston Train Station is right next door.
The Zoo is home to over 400 rare and endangered animals living side by side in habitats designed by their home environment.
From the loved red pandas to the majestic elephants the Zoo allows for a fun-filled day – booking ahead is recommended.
If you still feel like exploring, just outside Phoenix Park you’ll find the national Museum of Arts and History .The Museum has its own Luas stop (Dublin’s Tram) which brings you back towards popular locations like Smithfield or O’Connell Street .
Dublin North CoastThe coast of Dublin is filled with beautiful beaches and coastal towns perfect for exploring. Along Dublin Bay you’ll find the fishing village of Howth. Here you can explore the local restaurants along the promenade (with freshly caught fish of course) or hike the peninsula. You’ll also find Howth Castle one of Europe’s oldest inhabited buildings and home to legends.
WicklowIf you have the time, a tour of Glendalough is a must. Part of Ireland’s Ancient East, Glendalough is a beautiful walking and exploration spot of monastic ruins. Though you could easily spend the whole day exploring Glendalough itself – you are close to Powerscourt waterfall, Powerscourt House and Gardens, and many other heritage sites.
KildareKnown as The Thorough Bred County, Kildare is famous for horses and heritage. In Kildare Town, you will find The National Stud and Gardens, as well as marveling at the beautiful studs you can wander around the stunning Japanese Gardens. Not far from the National Stud you’ll find Kildare Village Luxury Shopping Outlets. – home to over 100 designer boutiques.
MeathA 30-minute drive from the hotel you will find Tayto Park Theme Park in Meath. Perfect for kids of all ages. The park has thrill rides and a zoo filled with unusual and exotic animals. If theme parks aren’t for you, Meath is full of heritage sites like the world-famous Newgrange and Trim Castle.
See you soon!
Dublin and Ireland are full of things to see do and explore and our staff are here to help as your local guides. We are happy to help you find the best places whether its how to spend your day or even where to find the best coffee when you’re out. We can’t wait to welcome you.
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