Valencia Spain

Planned by
Daniela Borlea

Experience the vibrant charm of Valencia with this exciting 3-day itinerary that takes you to the city's main highlights. Discover the wonders of Valencia and create unforgettable memories on this thrilling city trip. Let us curate the perfect itinerary for you, ensuring that your trip is filled with remarkable moments. Your Valencian adventure awaits!

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit Valencia Cathedral and climb up the Micalet tower
  • Explore La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies
  • Have dinner at Llisa Negra Michelin star restaurant

Day 1

Your journey begins as you land at Valencia Airport. Take in the Mediterranean air as you make your way to the city center. Hop onto Metro 3 (red) or 5 (green), disembark at Xàtiva, and then enjoy a short walk to your cozy Airbnb located at C/ de la Tapineria, 9. Once you've settled in, it's time for lunch at Voltereta Manhattan, known for its delicious contemporary cuisine. Afterward, head over to the Valencia Cathedral, an awe-inspiring monument that dates back to the 13th century. Don't miss out on climbing up the Micalet tower for a panoramic view of the city.

In the afternoon, explore the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, an architectural masterpiece that houses a planetarium, opera house, and the largest aquarium in Europe. As night falls, treat yourself to a Michelin-star dinner at Llisa Negra before rounding off your day with a drink at the charming Cafe de las Horas.

Day 2

Start your day with a hearty brunch at Brunch Corner - La Virgen. Then, venture to the La Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that exemplifies late Gothic architecture. Next, visit the Quart Towers, remnants of Valencia's ancient city walls, before taking a leisurely stroll through the Plaça de la Verge. For lunch, head to Saona La Virgen, known for its fresh, local ingredients.

In the afternoon, visit Torres de Serranos, another part of Valencia's medieval wall. Then, unwind in the lush surroundings of Jardins del Real / Vivers and the whimsical Gulliver park. Don't miss out on exploring Parc Central and visiting the historic Valencia Station North. As evening approaches, enjoy a stroll through Plaça de l'Ajuntament and Plaça de la Reina. End your day with an authentic flamenco show and dinner at La Bulería Tablao Flamenco.

Day 3

Begin your final day in Valencia with brunch at Boa Beach València. Afterward, enjoy the sun and the sea breeze as you take a leisurely stroll along Malvarrosa beach. For lunch, head to The Central Market of Valencia, one of the oldest running food markets in Europe. Here, you'll find a cornucopia of fresh produce, seafood, meats, and local delicacies.

As your journey in Valencia comes to a close, take Metro 3 or 5 from Angel Guimera back to the airport. As you depart, you'll carry with you the memories of Valencia's stunning architecture, rich history, and mouthwatering cuisine.

Weather & Climate

Valencia, nestled on Spain's eastern coastline, is blessed with a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, making it an appealing year-round destination With mild winters and warm to hot summers, the city offers an average annual temperature of 22.3°C (72.1°F). August is typically the hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F), while January is the coldest at 9°C (48°F). Despite its warmth, the city can be quite windy, adding a refreshing breeze to your outdoor activities.

Culture & Events

Valencia is a city rich in culture and traditions. It's home to iconic landmarks like La Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Valencia's cultural calendar is packed with events, from the world-renowned Fallas Festival in March, where giant sculptures are set ablaze, to the traditional Corpus Christi procession in June. The city's vibrant arts scene includes numerous galleries, theaters, and live music venues, catering to a range of tastes. Shopping is also a favorite pastime, with endless boutiques and markets offering the latest trends.

Local Cuisine

Valencia is the birthplace of paella, but the city's culinary scene extends far beyond this famous dish. The Central Market of Valencia is a foodie's paradise, offering a bounty of fresh produce, seafood, meats, and local delicacies. Try 'horchata', a refreshing drink made from tiger nuts, or 'fartons', elongated sweets perfect for dipping. For a Michelin-star experience, Llisa Negra offers innovative dishes that showcase the best of Valencian cuisine.


Valencia's nightlife is as diverse as it is vibrant. From the lively bars and clubs in the Barrio del Carmen and Ruzafa districts to the sophisticated cocktail lounges along the beachfront, there's a spot for every mood and occasion. For a touch of local flavor, an evening at La Bulería Tablao Flamenco offers an unforgettable blend of music, dance, and gastronomy. The city also hosts several music festivals throughout the year, including Marenostrum, Rototom Sunsplash, and Sonorama Ribera.

Gardens & Parks

Valencia is a green city, dotted with parks and gardens that offer tranquil retreats from urban life. The Jardins del Real / Vivers are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Gulliver park, with its immense playground inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel, is a hit with children. Turia Gardens presents another excellent option, with its nine-kilometer park that runs through the city center. It's perfect for strolling, biking, or just unwinding.


Getting around Valencia is easy thanks to its efficient public transportation system. The city's metro network connects the airport with the city center and other key points of interest. Valencia also has an extensive bus network, while the Valenbisi bike-sharing service offers a greener alternative. For those who prefer to explore on foot, many of Valencia's attractions are within walking distance of each other.

Local Tips

  • Plan your shopping around the local custom of 'siesta' when many businesses close in the early afternoon.
  • Learn a few phrases in Valencian, a variant of Catalan, to enhance your trip experience and show locals your effort.
  • Remember to carry sunscreen and stay hydrated, particularly during the hot summer months.
  • Explore the local cuisine, including famous dishes like paella and horchata.
  • Plan your day around the city's 'siesta' in the early afternoon when businesses close.

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