Amazing 3 days in Valencia itinerary

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Valencia is without a doubt one of the best cities in Spain to visit. Valencia is a city where you don’t have the feeling that you are walking through a huge city. The historic center is cozy due to the many lively squares and streets. Valencia is also a relaxing city because it is not as massive as cities like Barcelona and Madrid.

Doing a city trip to Valencia is perfect for a weekend getaway or to combine when you traveling through Spain. We traveled for 4 full days in Valencia and we can tell you this, we did a lot! We share in this 3 days in Valencia itinerary our experience so that you know all Valencia tips to prepare yourself as well as possible.

3 days in Valencia itinerary
3 days in Valencia
Bike tour Valencia

Things to do in Valencia in 3 days

Valencia is a nice city where you can do a lot of things. When you have 3 days in Valencia you can see the majority of the highlights. Discover in this Valencia itinerary which activities you can see in 3 days.

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3 Days in Valencia itinerary | day 1

The first day you will be visiting Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, cycle through the city, visit some parks and have some local experiences. Try to be at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias at 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

We recommend to have breakfast the first day at your accommodation or buy something on the way when you travel to Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. La Pequeña Pastelería de Mamá is a good option if you want to sit somewhere. At this place you can have bagel or toast with ham, cheese, and avocado as breakfast. It is a 10-minute walk from Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

#1.1 Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias means the city of the arts and sciences is without a doubt the best place to visit on this Valencia itinerary. When you arrive you will be amazed by the architecture, the complex is amazing to see. The architect has tried to bring elements of the sea, science, and humans back into the buildings. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a 30-minute walk from the historic center and is located at the end of Jardín del Turia, which is the city park of Valencia.

The complex opened in 1998 and consists of 6 buildings, we recommend visiting at least the science museum and the aquarium. The Museo de la Ciencias Príncipe Felipe is the science museum that remotely resembles a whale. The museum consists of 3 floors and on 1 floor there are experiments that you can try yourself which is fun because you learn about science and the human body in an interactive way. This museum is great to visit for all ages because it is so surprising. You can easily purchase tickets for the science museum here to avoid queues.

In addition to the science museum and the aquarium (visit the 3rd day) you can walk around in the L’Umbracle which is the garden of the complex, here you can see tropical plants or take a seat when it is hot and overlook the complex in the shade from higher ground.

Next to the science museum by the water are tables where you can get a drink and an ice cream. For children, it is fun to go on the water with a boat.

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias 1

#1.2 Jardines de Turia

Jardines de Turia is the city park of Valencia that was originally a river but was drained because in 1957 the city flooded and it was decided to divert the river. As a result, the bed of the river has dried up and has been turned into a park that shows the original landscape of Valencia.

The city park is 9 km long and runs from Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias to the Bioparc zoo. You will see a lot of locals in this park, as this is the main recreational area in the city. You can find gardens, sports fields, water features and playgrounds here. Most people visit this park during a bike tour (you can read more about this in the next point). You can also walk from north to south, but note that it is a 2-hour walk. While cycling or walking you will pass 18 bridges and various authentic buildings.

Jardines de Turia

#1.3 Park Jardins del Real

Where many travelers visit Jardines de Turia, Park Jardins del Real is skipped by many people. This is a pity because Jardins del Real is located next to Turia park and you can therefore combine them well. The nice thing about visiting the park Real is that it is a local park where it is a lot quieter. Here you see mainly local people walking which is nice to see. Compared to Turia park, you have more flowers, plants, fountains, and other decorations in this park, making these parts of the park a lot more beautiful.

Walk through the park and be surprised. Local festivities are often organized here. When we were there, local markets and children’s activities were organized. This was fun to see.

Our accommodation was a 10-minute walk from Jardins del Real, so we walked around the park every morning to have coffee with the locals. Read the below activity for more information.

Park Jardins del Real Valencia
Park Jardins del Real

Where to stay in Valencia

Option 1 Comfort & rooftop pool Blanq Carmen Hotel
We stay at Blanq Carmen Hotel and recommend it. It is right next to the Jardines de Turia city park which makes it quiet. Another big advantage is that it is 10 minutes from Jardins del Real where you can have breakfast like the locals. The swimming pool on the rooftop is awesome if you want to relax when it is too hot. A great stay for a good price. Check actual prices and availability for Blanq Carmen Hotel here.

Option 2 Classic & cozy One Shot Colón 46
One Shot Colon 46
is a hip hotel. The best part is that your room has a balcony so you can enjoy the view over the city in the morning or in the evening. They serve a good breakfast and the rooms are fully equipped. Check actual prices and availability for One Shot Colón 46 here.

#1.4 Lunch with the locals have local experiences

Nothing is more fun than getting local experiences, you can do this in different ways. The best way is to look for places where only local people come and no tourists. We stayed near Jardins del Real and have two very nice tips to get an idea of ​​what it is like to live in Valencia.

First of all, you can have breakfast or a coffee at Cafe Vivers. This cafe is located at Jardins del Real. This is a typical Spanish cafe, with authentic decor, the menu is simple but certainly good, there is a nice atmosphere and you only sit among local people. Prices here are also a lot lower than in the center. For example, you pay only €10 / $10 for a menu del dia (which is a daily menu) with a coffee. In the morning you can order sandwiches.

Another recommendation is to have a drink at Quiosc La Rosaleda Vivers. Located in the Jardins del Real park, this small kiosk is nice to sit, as you sit under the grapes and overlook a rose garden. Try horchata, this is an almond milk drink that comes from Valencia.

Cafe Vivers

#1.5 Cycling in the city

What to do in Valencia if you want to do something surprising? In this case, it is best to follow a bicycle tour. Together with a guide, you will visit Jardines de Turia and other important sights in Valencia in 3 hours. The nice thing about a bike tour is that a guide tells you everything about the city and the sights you visit. The advantage of a bicycle tour is that you can do a lot in a relatively short period. In addition, Valencia is very flat, making it an ideal city for cycling, the cycle paths are wide so that you can cycle safely.

We recommend this bike tour to follow because the tour is given in English and you cycle through the entire park Jardines de Turia, cycle around Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and visit a number of sights in the historic center. To be assured of a place it is wise to buy tickets in advance.

You can also explore the city independently by bike, in this case, you can rent a bike for 1 to 4 days. Book a bike via this link.

Valencia itinerary
Things to do in Valencia

#1.6 Diner during Flamenco show

Flamenco comes from the south of Spain, but you can also attend great shows in Valencia. Attending a flamenco show can be called quite special because the artists make music exuberantly with all their passion. While enjoying a snack and a drink you can have an evening to remember. If you want to learn more about the Spanish traditions, this is definitely recommended. You can book tickets here.

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3 Days in Valencia itinerary | day 2

The second day is mainly devoted to discover the historical center of Valencia and the National Park Albufera. Try to take the bus around 10:00 am so that you around 11:00 am at the place. If you do not have breakfast at your accommodation you go to beGreen Salad Company. Here you can as the name already indicates order salads. Benefit is that it is located at Porta de la Mar where you also need to take the buss to get to the national park.

#2.1 Albufera National Park

In the south of Valencia, 30 minutes away, you find Albufera National Park. Here you can find Spain’s largest lake. Around this lake are rice fields where the origin of the paella lies. So there is no better place in Spain where you can taste the original paella, we will tell you more about this in the next point. Besides the paella, visiting the park is fun, because you can take a boat tour of the lake.

A boat trip is the best way to discover the national park. During this tour, the guide will tell you the history of the park, how the paella was created, and they will show you different places on the lake where you can see different birds and fish. Above all, this is a relaxed way to see the interior of Valencia.

There are several villages around the lake, we recommend visiting Del Palmar as this is the most authentic village. We did our boat tour here and afterward also had the best paella ever in Del Palmar.

Which boat tour: you can easily arrange this yourself. We recommend that you walk towards the lake after getting off at Del Palmar. When you arrive at the lake you will see a stall where you can buy a ticket for the boat. Tickets cost €5 / $5 per person. If you prefer to arrange everything in advance, you can also book a tour, in this case, we recommend this tour.

How to get to Del Palmar: use bus number 24 or 25 and get on at Navarro Reverter, located at Porta de la Mar. Get off at the Del Palmar stop (this is the last stop). From here it is a 10-minute walk to the beach.

Albufera National Park

#2.2 Lunch at Del Palmar

Paella probably needs no explanation, but many people do not know that originally paella is from Valencia. If you walk through the city you will see many places where you can taste paella. We ate paella twice during our weekend in Valencia. The first time in the Albufera National Park near the village of Del Palmar and the second time at Mercat de Colón. We can tell you that the quality difference is huge. It turns out that good paella is difficult to find in the city due to all the tourism.

That’s why we recommend visiting Del Palmar and enjoying paella here. In the street Carrer del Santíssim Crist de la Salut are all the restaurants where you can taste paella. When we walked through the street all places looked fine, we sat down at restaurante Isla and recommend it. service is good, you set relaxed and importantly the paella tastes excellent. Here a traditional paella costs €9.80 / $10 per person.

Paella

#2.3 Mercado Central

If you want to get to know the culture of Spain and get an idea of ​​how the Spanish people live and do their shopping, visiting the Marcado Central or the central market is highly recommended. Mercado Central is located in the historic center and opened in 1928, making it the oldest covered market in Europe. There are 1200 stalls, each selling unique products. When you arrive, you will immediately notice the unique architecture of the building. The iron construction with the beautiful windows makes it an impressive building to see. When you step inside and look up at the central part, it seems like you are in a pantheon.

Besides the fact that it is nice to see the building, it is also great to walk around and see the different stalls. While you walk around you see people eating, screaming, selling, working hard, and enjoying their time. in short, Spanish conviviality. At different stalls, buy little things to try like fuet, handmade chips, turrón, and tapas. All stalls are more than fine, so take a look on the spot at which one you prefer.

Mercado Central is open daily from Monday to Saturday from 07:30 am to 03:00 pm. The entrance is free.

Mercado Central

#2.4 Cathedral La Seu

In the historic center, you find the cathedral La Seu, also called the cathedral of Valencia. This is a special building because it was a temple in Roman times and a mosque in the Arab period. Therefore you to see three different architectural styles in the cathedral. The most beautiful thing about the cathedral is the dome in the back of the church where the altar is located. Here you can see murals on the dome.

If you visit the cathedral La Seu you can also visit the museum of the cathedral’s main relics and other works of art. For example, you can see works of art by Goya, the most important artist in Spain.

You can visit Valencia Cathedral on a daily basis. To visit the cathedral you have to pay €4 / $4, which means you can also enter the museum. If you visit it in the evening, the entrance is then free. Tickets can be bought on-site at the cathedral.

Cathedral La Seu

#2.5 Climb the tower El Miguelete

Next to the Cathedral La Seu is located the bell tower El Miguelete. This tower was added later and is an iconic figurehead of Valencia. You can climb the tower, which is definitely worth doing because after 207 stairs you are 51 meters high and because of this you have a beautiful view over the city.

You can only climb the tower if you have also bought a ticket for the cathedral. A ticket to enter the tower is €2 / $2, which you can buy on the spot. It is not possible to climb the tower in the evening.

El Miguelete

#2.6 Historic Center

If you are in Valencia you will of course walk through the historic center, there are a number of places that you definitely want to see. For example, it is nice to walk through the old working-class neighborhood of El Carme. In this district, you will find the cathedral, the city gates, and many restaurants and bars.

Another recommendation is to visit the town hall. Many travelers skip this because they don’t realize you can enter it for free. When you enter you first have to go up a staircase to arrive at the terrace where you can overlook the square in front of the town hall. You can also go to a room with a large chandelier where important things for the city were discussed in this room in the past.

Finally, visiting Plaza Redonda is highly recommended. This is a small square shaped like a stadium where bullfights used to be held. Today, because of the architectural style and restaurants and market stalls, it is a unique piece of coziness to experience in the city.

We recommend visiting the historic center of Valencia independently, as it is not difficult. However, if you prefer to walk through the center with a guide, it is better to book a tour. In this case, we recommend this tour where they combine the historic center, drinking wine, and eating tapas.

Historical center Valencia

#2.7 The Churches of the City

In many cities in Spain and Valencia, you can often visit a couple of churches. Besides cathedral La Seu you can also visit two other churches that are worth a visit. These are Parroquia de San Nicolás de Bari y San Pedro Mártir (San Nicolás) & Real Parroquia de los Santos Juanes Valencia (Santos Juanes).

San Nicolás is located in the historic center and is a special church you can visit in Valencia. You can compare the murals with the designs in the Sistine Chapel.

Santos Juanes is a church built in the Baroque style which makes this church look different. The facade of the church is special because of the decorations and unique details that can be seen. Inside the church, the decoration is beautiful because of all the gold and impressive statues.

Both churches are recommended to visit. You can buy a combination ticket for both churches. Buy the combination tickets via this link.

Church Valencia
Churches Valencia

#2.8 The City Gates

In the 14th century, Valencia was completely surrounded by city walls and one could only enter the city through the city gates. Many walls have been destroyed only the two city gates Torres de Serranos & Torres de Quart can still be visited. You can visit these city gates daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm for free. Both city gates are impressive to see and the nice thing about your visit is that you can climb to the top. You have a different view of the city from every city gate.

Torres de Serranos is the most beautiful one because here you have a view of the bridges in Turia Park. Torres de Quart is more centrally located, so you have a better view of the center. Visit both towers because of the different views. They are a 10-minute walk from each other.

City Gates of Valencia
City Gates

#2.9 Botanical Garden

A 10-minute walk from the historic center is the Botanical Garden of Valencia. Highly recommended to visit because you can relax for a while from the noise of the city and enjoy nature. You can walk through the park in about 1 to 2 hours and see many different plants. The best thing is to go to the supermarket in advance and buy a drink with a snack and eat it on one of the benches. Tickets cost €3 / $3 and can be purchased on-site.

Botanical Garden Valencia
Botanical Garden bird

#2.10 The silk exchange

In the historic center, you can find La Lonja de la Seda which is one of the most special sights in Valencia to visit. This is a 15th-century silk exchange where you learn how silk production made the city of Valencia so great at the time. In addition to being informative, seeing the architecture of the building is also interesting to see. It takes about 1 hour to see the building, although it is small it is still a nice visit. Tickets are €2 /$2 and can be purchased on-site.

Important note: if you are not able to visit all activities on day 2, don’t worry because on the 3rd day in the afternoon we scheduled free time.

La Lonja de la Seda

Dinnet at Mercat de Colón

We visited Mercat de Colón twice and loved it. This is an indoor market where you can visit different restaurants and eateries with different cuisines. It is nice to walk around and see at the moment which place you prefer to have diner. We ate at Mi Club ourselves. Here you can order good tapas with local Turia beer.

Mercat de Colón

3 Days in Valencia itinerary | day 3

The 3th day of this Valencia itinerary is the last day but for sure a great one. You will relax in the morning at the beach and in the afternoon going to visit l’Oceanografic which is the biggest aquarium of Europa. After these activities you have free time, you can do things you missed during the first two days or do one of our recommended activities. We

When you do not have breakfast at your accommodation you can have breakfast at Pans & Company. This is a fast food restaurant which sounds weird to have breakfast but you can order breath with serrano ham with coffee.

#3.1 The beaches in Valencia

Around Valencia, you can find a number of beaches that are worth visiting. If you are doing a city trip in Valencia, visiting the city beaches is the most convenient because it is easy to combine. You can take the metro from the center to the beaches. We recommend visiting Platja del Cabanyal which is located between the beaches Las Arenas beach and Platja de la Patacona. All three beaches are comparable, the difference is that Cabanyal is less crowded than Arenas, only easier to reach than Patacona.

How to get to Platja del Cabanyal: use the blue metro line L4 and get off at La Marina. Another option is by cycling. From here it is a 5-minute walk to the beach.

The beaches are nice to visit in the morning or afternoon. If you prefer a day at the beach, visiting Playa el Saler is recommended. This beach is located south outside the city in the Albufera National Park. The great thing about this beach is that you don’t have a skyline of buildings but dunes behind you, the atmosphere is relaxed because there are not that many people.

How to get to Playa el Saler: use bus number 24 or 25 and get on at Navarro Reverter which is located at Porta de la Mar. Get off at the Pinars stop. From here it is a 10-minute walk to the beach.

Beaches Valencia

#3.2 Lunch at Sorsi e Morsi Alameda

After the beach, we recommend traveling to l’Oceanografic and having lunch at Sorsi e Morsi Alameda. Here you can order a menu del dia for €12.50 / $12.50. For this amount, you get a starter, main course, dessert, 1 drink, and bread or coffee. It is an Italian restaurant so the dishes are Italian-oriented.

#3.3 l’Oceanografic

l’Oceanografic is part of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and is the aquarium of Valencia. We recommend visiting it, as it is the largest aquarium complex in Europe. We have already visited several aquariums in Europe, but we believe this one is the most beautiful one. In this aquarium, you can see more than 500 species and 40,000 animals. There are 9 areas in the complex, each showing a different part of the world. The most special area in our opinion is Antarctica where you see belugas, these animals are very rare. Also, the area of ​​the ocean with the sharks is impressive because you can admire the most beautiful fish and big sharks.

In addition to the many fish, you can see various birds, penguins, seals, dolphins, sea lions, and walruses. Whether you are traveling as a couple, family, or individually, you don’t want to miss a visit to l’Oceanografic.

Because it is the largest and perhaps the most beautiful aquarium complex to visit in Europe, queues can be long. Because of this, it is recommended to buy tickets in advance to skip the queues. Tickets for l’Oceanografic can be bought here. Assume that you need 3 to 4 hours for a visit.

l'Oceanografic

#3.4 Hemisfèric

At Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is Hemisfèric, this is the largest spatial building in Spain and is nice to visit when the weather is bad. You can watch various IMAX movies here because of the great and latest innovation, watching a movie here is different than at home. You can buy tickets for a movie on the spot. The most famous film that you can see here is oceans, this film shows how life is in the ocean. Look for the actual program here.

Hemisfèric

#3.5 Diner at Granier

The best thing to do is to end the weekend in Valencia at a restaurant in the center. If you have eaten a lot during the afternoon, you can get a sandwich at Granier. This bakery is just down the street from Mercat Central and has a terrace which makes it a nice place to sit especially.

If you prefer to eat local tapas, Bar El Tostadero is recommended. The place is known for cuttlefish. Taberna el Olivo is a nice restaurant to visit if you want to sit quietly on the last night and eat tapas in a small cute square.

Options day 3

Below activities are options that you can do in the afternoon. If you were not able to do activities from the 1st or 2nd day you can still do them at this moment.

#3.6 Plaza de Toros

The stadium in Valencia where bullfights are organized can be visited and is for many Spanish people a tradition. We recommend taking a tour if you want to better understand bullfighting history. However, we do not recommend buying a ticket for a show because this will keep the abuse of the bulls alive. For a tour, it is best to buy a ticket for a time slot on the spot.

Plaza de Toros

#3.7 Bioparc Valencia

If you like to visit a zoo during a weekend in Valencia, this is possible by visiting Bioparc. The park is located north at the end of the Jardín del Turia. The unique thing about this zoo is that they have tried to imitate the natural habitat of the animals as closely as possible. Tickets cost €26.90 / $26.90 and can be bought here in advance.

#3.8 Museums

In addition to the museums already mentioned at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the museum at the cathedral La Seu, visiting Museu de Belles Arts and Museo Nacional de Cerámica is an option. We did not visit both museums, because we had seen enough museums with the other two museums.

Museu de Belles Arts is a museum where you mainly see paintings from the 14th to 17th centuries. Museo Nacional de Cerámica is a museum where that shows furniture, paintings, and art from the 18th to the 20th century. Tickets for both museums can be purchased on-site.

#3.9 Boat tour

Next to Las Arenas beach is the port of Valencia where boats leave daily that you can join to see the skyline of Valencia from the water. Seeing the sunset from the sea is some of the most beautiful things to do in Valencia, right? If you would like to see this natural spectacle, we recommend taking a boat tour. Read more information, availability, and actual prices via this link.

We did not take a boat tour at sea near Valencia because we had already taken a boat tour at Albufera National Park.

#3.10 Visit one of the festivals

If you have the chance to visit one of the festivals, don’t miss this opportunity. Las Fallas is the most important and largest festival in Valencia. During this festival, one million visitors come to the city and it is very busy everywhere in the city, but most of all it is fun. In all the streets of Valencia, you see large statues and many fireworks set off to celebrate the arrival of spring. This festival is considered one of the largest fireworks festivals in the world.

In addition to Las Fallas, festivals are regularly organized in Valencia. It is best to stop by the tourist office on arrival and ask if there are any festivals during the days you are there. The tourist office can be found near El Parterre park.

Festivals Valencia

How many days do you need for Valencia?

We were in Valencia for 4 full days and based on our experience, we recommend staying at least 3 days in Valencia. This is perfect to discover Valencia. For this reason, it is advisable to book 3 or 4 nights for Valencia depending on your flight times.

Where to stay in Valencia?

To get straight to the point, we do not recommend staying in the middle of the historic center because prices are significantly higher and it is a lot busier. It is better to stay on the edge of the historic center, this quickly saves 30% to 40% in terms of costs. The two accommodations that we recommend are a 5-minute walk from the center, so you are still very close, but you pay less. These accommodations have a much better price-quality ratio, they are fully booked quickly. It is therefore advisable to book your accommodation well in advance to be assured of a place.

Comfort & rooftop pool
Blanq Carmen Hotel

Blanq Carmen Hotel edited

We stay at Blanq Carmen Hotel and recommend it. It is right next to the Jardines de Turia city park which makes it quiet. Another big advantage is that it is 10 minutes from Jardins del Real where you can have breakfast like the locals. The swimming pool on the rooftop is awesome if you want to relax when it is too hot. A great stay for a good price.

Classic & cozy
One Shot Colón 46

One Shot Colón 46

One Shot Colon 46 is a hip hotel. The best part is that your room has a balcony so you can enjoy the view over the city in the morning or in the evening. They serve a good breakfast and the rooms are fully equipped.

Where to eat in Valencia?

The Spanish culture is to go with friends and family to a cafe, therefore you can find many cafes in every town or city. Valencia is no exception, you will find many cafes and restaurants throughout the city. We have eaten at the places below and recommend them.

If you want breakfast, you can do this at the accommodation or in the city. During our first day, we ended up at Cafe Vivers which is located at park Jardins del Real. You will not encounter more typical Spanish than this cafe in Valencia. A great place to order a sandwich with coffee. Breakfast is €5 / $5 per person. If you like to eat salads in the morning beGreen Salad Company is the place to go for you.

La Pequeña Pastelería de Mamá is a good option if you want to sit somewhere. At this place you can have bagel or toast with ham, cheese, and avocado as breakfast. It is a 10-minute walk from Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

If you want to have a drink, Quiosc La Rosaleda Vivers is a must. This small kiosk is located in the park Jardins del Real. Here you can order horchata (almond milk drink from Valencia) and relax in the park.

You can have dinner at ORIO Valencia, this is a pintxos restaurant in the historical center where you can eat excellently. The atmosphere is good, you sit comfortably, service is good and importantly the food is excellent. The advantage of pintxos is that you immediately see what you ordered and that you can also order as much as you want. On average it costs €14 / $14 per person.

A nice place to have an afternoon meal is Bento tienda bar, which is located between the historic center and Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias which is perfect to visit when traveling between the two places. This is a local place where no tourists come. The menu changes every day but when we were there we had fish with a fresh salade. Menu del dia here costs €10 / $10, you get a three-course menu, bread, and a drink. This is really dirt cheap, especially if you compare this with the prices in the center.

We visited Mercat de Colón twice and loved it. This is an indoor market where you found a few restaurants with different cuisines. It is nice to walk around and see at the moment which place you prefer to have diner. We ate at Mi Club ourselves. Here you can order good tapas with local Turia beer.

Sorsi e Morsi Alameda is great to visit. Here you can order a menu del dia for €12.50 / $12.50. For this amount, you get a starter, main course, dessert, 1 drink, and bread or coffee. It is an Italian restaurant so the dishes are Italian-oriented.

If you have eaten a lot during the afternoon, you can get a sandwich at Granier. This bakery is just down the street from Mercat Central and has a terrace which makes it a nice place to sit especially.

If you prefer to eat local tapas, Bar El Tostadero is recommended. The place is known for its deep fried cuttlefish. Taberna el Olivo is a nice restaurant to visit if you want to sit quietly on the last night and eat tapas in a small cute square.

ORIO Valencia

Transportation in Valencia

The easiest way to discover everything in Valencia is to walk or to use a bike. If you want to bridge greater distances, for example, to go to National Park Albufera, it is best to use the bus or metro.

The metro and bus in Valencia are very good. At the tourist office you can get a map of the lines through the city, this is also indicated at the stops. It is easiest to buy a Valencia Tourist Card for 24, 48, or 72 hours during your stay. This allows you to use public transport for free during the period. You also get free admission to some museums. You can buy a Valencia Tourist Card here.

You can also use the hop-on and hop-off buses if you like. These are open-top buses that give you a good view while driving you can use these buses as much as you want. These buses run to Valencia’s main attractions. Buy tickets for the hop-on and hop-off buses here.

Valencia is an ideal city for cycling. You can do this through a tour, see more information here. You can also explore the city independently by bike, you can rent a bike here.

How to get to Valencia?

The easiest way to get to Valencia is by plane. Airline tickets are best purchased through Skyscanner.

How do you get to the city from Valencia airport? For this, you can use the metro, lines 3 and 5. If you want to travel to the historic center to, for example, the two accommodations that we recommend, you can get off at Colón. From here it is a 10-minute walk to the accommodations. You are traveling for about 30 minutes. Tickets are best bought using the Valencia Tourist Card, which means you can make unlimited use of public transport during your stay. Another option is to buy a ticket for €3.90 / $3.90 at the machine.

When is the best time to visit Valencia?

The answer to this question is very simple, you can visit Valencia all year round. Due to its location, the weather is nice all year round. The best time to travel to Valencia is during the spring and autumn period when temperatures are the most pleasant. Summer is also good, but it can be very hot. Temperatures are at their lowest during the winter months and are suitable for travelers who like to travel in low temperatures.

3 Days in Valencia itinerary FAQ

1. How much does 3 days in Valencia cost?

Of course this depends on how long you stay in Valencia, but if we assume that you stay 3 days in Valencia, you will spend about €570 per person excluding airline tickets. This is based on a middle-class traveler. A budget traveler will lose €315 and a luxury traveler €795. See the specification below. The below overview is based on our 3 days in Valencia itinerary and does not take into account transport costs to Valencia because these can be very different per person.

CategoryBudget travelerMiddle-class travelerLuxury traveler
Accommodation€50 / $50€80 / $80€120 / $120
Food€20 / $20€40 / $40€70 / $70
Transport€25 / $25€25 / $25€25 / $25
Activities€10 / $10€25 / $25€50 / $50
Total per person per day€105 / $105€190 / $190€265 / $265
Total budget for 3 days€315 / $315€570 / $570€795 / $795
Prices may vary based on the period

Exited to see more of Spain?

In addition to Valencia, you can see much more in Spain, from atmospheric cities, beautiful natural parks or authentic villages, it can all be found in Spain.

If you want to visit other nice cities besides Valencia, Barcelona is a must. A 3 day visit to Barcelona is awesome because you can admire the nicest museums and works of art by Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is one of the highlight of your visit to Barcelona.

Other nice cities to visit are San Sebastian, Bilbao, Zaragoza and Oviedo. San Sebastian is surprisingly nice to visit because here the historic center is located right next to the sea, so the atmosphere is great. Bilbao is due to the Guggenheim museum a must to visit when you love to visit modern museums. Zaragoza is inland and has not yet been discovered by mass tourism, if you want to experience ‘real’ Spain this is the place to visit. Oviedo is located in the north and is one of the cities with the most authentic center.

If you like hiking, visit Picos de Europa or Ordesa National Park a must. You can make fantastic hikes at both parks. Our personal favorite is Picos de Europa because the scenery is more dramatic.

If you want some inspiration to travel through Spain, we recommend to look at our itinerary through Northern Spain. You can use this itinerary to create your own itinerary.

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