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One Day in Valencia, Spain - Travel Itinerary

We knew very little about Valencia before our short visit, but it didn’t take long to see why it was named the “best city in the world to live” by Forbes! As the 3rd largest city in Spain and the #1 expat city in the world, Valencia is a beautiful and energetic city that makes it hard not to fall in love with. Whether it’s the historic sites of Torres de Serranos and Valencia Cathedral, the modern architectural beauty of the City of Arts and Sciences, the delicious culinary offerings of horchata, fartons, and paella, or the magnificent beaches, Valencia has something for everyone! We had the privilege of spending one day exploring this historic port city, and while there’s no way that we could fit in everything that makes this city such a desirable destination, we did our best to do, see, and eat as much as possible during our short visit and put it all in this blog! So, if you’re a time-crunched traveler like us, then you’ve come to the right place!

Check out our “One Day in Valencia” vlog for a closer look at our visit!

If you have longer to visit than we did and need accommodations, here are a few that came highly recommended to us:

  1. Palacio Vallier 5*

  2. Only YOU Hotel Valencia

  3. Marqués House Hotel Sup

Or you can search for other options below…

And if you’re looking for fun and unique experiences for your time in Valencia, look no further than GetYourGuide! Click the "Find Things to Do" button below to

Now, let's get into the itinerary!

9:00am: Breakfast (Horchata and Fartons)

No trip to Valencia would be complete without a proper Valenciana breakfast… Horchata and Fartons! If you’re unfamiliar, Horchata is a sweet drink that looks like milk but is made of chufas, AKA Tiger Nuts and Fartons is long, cigar-shaped sweet bread traditionally dipped in the Horchata. If you’ve got a little more of an appetite, we also suggest getting Churros and Hot Chocolate! So good!

  • Horchatería Santa Catalina (where we went - Plaça de Santa Caterina, 6, 46001)

  • Horchatería Fabian (Carrer de Moratín, 1, 46002)

  • Casa Orxata, Bio Horchata (located in Mercat de Colón - Carrer de Jorge Juan, s/n, 46004)

10:30am: Explore the City