3 Days in Valencia: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2015

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Packed your vitamins? You’ll need them – in a country full of fun-loving cities, Valencia goes that extra mile. Cultural attractions and beach-bumming during the day, followed by paella feasts and all-night partying, one thing’s for sure: your time here will be unforgettable.

Day 1: Get Your Bearings

With such a fabulous climate, Valencia is tailor-made for exploring on foot. Most major attractions are an easy stroll from each other: don’t miss the Opera House, the magnificent cathedral (where you can view the ancient chalice said to be the Holy Grail) and the historic 13th century Torres de Serranos. Your afternoon will fly by at the futuristic architectural landmark, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, home to Europe’s largest aquarium, the Oceanogràfic.

Day 2: Hit the Beach

Time to work on your Mediterranean tan! But which beach to choose? Not far from town, the clean, pretty beaches of former fishing districts La Malvarrosa and El Cabañal are worth a visit; further afield, sand dunes, pine groves and market gardens share the gorgeous coastline with irresistible playas such as Saler and Devesa. Water sports are popular in these parts, and it’s often possible to hire equipment. Rested and refreshed, you’ll be primed for a dose of Valencia’s wild nightlife upon your return…

Day 3: Cava and Celebrations

After last night’s festivities, you probably need some hair of the dog! Lucky for you, Valencia province is famed for its cava (Spanish champagne) and wine. Head to the Utiel and Requena areas, where you can take a tour of a popular winery, visit cava tunnels and sample the local drop. Around in late August? The crazy, messy madness of La Tomatina in nearby Buñol is like no festival you’ve ever experienced. Indeed, the same could be said of Valencia’s wild, fire-cracking spring spectacular, Las Fallas.

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Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Oceanographic Aquarium Ticket

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Explore vibrant Valencia with a 24-hour ticket aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour. As you travel around the city in an open-top, double-decker bus, create your ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.29

Valencia Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

Discover Valencia by bicycle! Whether it's your first or fifth time in Spain, this bike tour is the perfect way to travel from site to site at a leisurely ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.36

4-Hour Valencia Private Tour

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Discover the capital of the Valencian province in this 4-hour private tour. Pass by the city's main monuments and landmarks and let your guide know which ones ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $448.10

Valencia Scooter Tour: City Highlights

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See Valencia’s city highlights by scooter on a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour, led by an expert guide! After choosing to ride alone or behind someone else, hop ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.59

Valencia Tourist Card

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Sightsee at leisure with the Valencia Card, and enjoy discounts of up to 50% on top city attractions. As Spain’s third largest city, Valencia boasts a wealth ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $17.02

Valencia Private Walking Tour

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Book this 3-hour walking experience and explore the capital of the Valencian Community in Spain. Discover its historical landmarks combined with modern ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.85

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