How many days do you need to visit Valencia? Detailed 4-day itinerary cycling or walking with places to visit and where to eat

If you ended up in this blog article, it means that you have already chosen Valencia as your holiday destination and you couldn’t have made a better choice! Favorable climate and temperatures throughout the year, excellent gastronomy, affordable prices, cities on a human scale, history, culture, art and the first green city in Europe!

And it is precisely for all these reasons and for the great offer of this city that we at Flight Mode Valencia have decided to create a perfect 4-day itinerary to optimize time and enjoy this wonderful city to the fullest!

Take notes because we will give you useful info, places to visit and places to try the best paella or the best tapas!

Day 1

We are certainly biased, but we can’t help but advise you to rent or consider a bicycle as a means of transport during your vacation! With more than 150 km of cycle path that runs through the whole city, the bike is by far the best choice to fully enjoy your stay!

Although buses, metro and tramway work perfectly, but the bicycle gives you the opportunity to really get to know the heart of this city, moreover the distances are really short and from the city center in just 30 minutes you could be on the beach!

You can book bikes online or come to our shop, where you can find city bikes, electric bikes, children’s bikes and child seats as well as obviously buying tickets for attractions and services designed for you just to make your holidays easier. Or you can take advantage of our Delivery service and we will bring your bikes directly to your hotel or apartment! (With us you can also rent a holiday home)

But let’s go back to our itinerary, after taking the bike, the real visit begins:

  • Quart tower (2 euros, free on Sundays and holidays)
  • Serrano Towers (2 euros, free on Sundays and holidays)
  • Passing by the Parque rio Turia (ancient river, converted into a park in the 60s)
  • Science Museum (seasonal rates)
  • Oceanographic (seasonal rates)
  • Hemispheric (seasonal rates)

The first day is therefore almost entirely dedicated to visiting the City of Arts and Sciences and the Rio Turia Park, we recommend a packed lunch and to consider about 3 hours for the visit of the Oceanographic, 1 hour and a half for the museum, 30 min for the show of choice of the Hemispheric. Distance from Flight Mode Valencia to the Oceanographic is about 20 minutes by bike.

Day 2

The second day is entirely dedicated to the famous Barrio del Carmen and the city centre:

  • Church of San Nicolas (10 euros and reduced 7 euros)
  • Catedral and Miguelete (9 euros, 6 euros reduced)
  • Plaza de la Virgen
  • Plaza de la Reina
  • Palacio del Marques de dos aguas (3 euros, 1.50 reduced)
  • Mercado Central
  • Lonja de la seda (2 euros)
  • Plaza del Ayuntamiento
  • North station
  • Plaza de toros
  • Puerta del mar
  • Colon market

We advise you to end your visit at sunset in the beautiful Mercado de Colon, where you can stop in one of the many cafes and bars for an aperitif, while strolling in the various stands of handicraft products.

Also read: Discover in-depth the heart of Valencia: El Carmen and the historical center & El Ensanche and Ruzafa, two neighborhoods full of life and leisure

Day 3

  • Bioparco (seasonal prices)
  • Playa Malvarrosa and Cabnyal

Regardless of the season in which you travel to Valencia, a visit to the Playa de la Malvarrosa and the Cabanyal area is a must! Endless beach both in length and width, with chiringuitos, typical bars and restaurants and dulcis in fundo the famous Barrio del Cabanyal, formerly a fishing village which later became a symbol of modernism with its colorful houses!

We recommend a Paella by the sea and a boat trip to admire the sunset!

It may interest you: El Cabanyal and Benimaclet, two neighborhoods with hidden charm

Day 4

Last day of this unforgettable holiday in Valencia, we recommend a visit to the lively barrio of Ruzafa and its splendid and colorful market, to then leave for a visit to the Albufera.

The Albufera natural park, a few km from Valencia, is the birthplace of the famous Paella Valenciana, so nature, gastronomy and tradition are just 3 of the reasons why you absolutely must visit it.

Book a good Paella in one of the many excellent restaurants at your disposal (although you will find our suggestions below) and treat yourself to a walk on one of the traditional boats at sunset!

Also read: Journey to the origin of paella: Discover the Albufera and its charms

  • Barrio Ruzafa with the Mercado de Ruzafa
  • Visit to the Albufera

Our journey to one of the most beautiful and versatile cities in Europe ends here! Below you will find other blog articles that could be useful for you to better organize your trip! And if you want to add art museums to your list, we leave you our selection here:

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