Valencia in one day: the best itinerary


This guide of what to see in Valencia in one day It will help you not to miss any important place in this charming city, making the most of your time.

The first thing to keep in mind is that although it is a short time, the historic center of Valencia is quite small and most tourist attractions can be reached on foot, so we are sure, you can have a fairly complete experience in the city despite the fact that You only have 24 hours to do it.
Moreover, even in addition to visiting all the points of interest of the old town and trying the typical Valencian paella and the delicious horchata, it will give you time to get closer to the futuristic City of Arts and the trendy neighborhood of Ruzafa, if you manage the time and you follow this guide that we have prepared.

Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our last two getaways, we have made this guide to know what best of Valencia in a day. We start!

How to get to Valencia

The most common means of transport, if you do not want to take the car, to get to Valencia are the train and the plane.
If you arrive by train, think that the city has two stations, the North, where the commuter trains and the Joaquín Sorolla operate to which the high-speed trains (Madrid, Seville) and the Euromed (Barcelona) arrive.
These two stations are separated by a short distance, are close to the historic center and are connected to each other by a free transfer.

If you land at Manises Airport, located 10 kilometers from the center, you have these options to reach the center or your hotel:

  • Subway: There are two lines that will leave you in the center (Xàtiva or Colón stop) in 20 minutes for about 5 euros.
  • Bus: line 150 will leave you in the center (Town Hall Square and Central Market) in half an hour for 1.5 euros.
  • Cab: It costs between 20 and 25 euros, depending on the location of your accommodation.
  • Private transport: When booking this comfortable transfer here a driver will wait for you at the terminal and take you directly to your hotel.

Where to sleep in Valencia

Our recommended accommodation for visit Valencia in one day is the MD Design Hotel, located in the historic center and 5 minutes walk from the Plaza de la Virgen. In addition to its magnificent location, this hotel has a friendly staff that will help you with your visit to the city and a solarium overlooking the Turia gardens and the rooftops of the center.

Tips for traveling to Valencia

This list of useful tips will help you organize the trip to Valencia:

  • Complete this list of places to visit in Valencia essential.
  • If it is your first time in the city and you want to know its interesting history, we advise you to book this free tour through the historic center Free! or free tour of modernist Valencia, two of the guided tours best valued by travelers visiting the city.
  • A good option to save time in transport in this Valencia in 24 hours is to book the tourist bus that stops at all the tourist attractions of the city.
  • Check if it is profitable to buy the Valencia Card that includes tickets, discounts and unlimited public transport.

Valencia in one day

The itinerary of what to see in Valencia one day It starts early in the morning at the North Station, modernist style in which in addition to seeing its spectacular facade we recommend you enter to see the old cafe decorated in glass and ceramics.
When you leave the station you can go up Marqués de Sotelo Avenue until you reach the huge Town Hall Square where you can see a large fountain in the center and several historic buildings such as the Post Office and the City Hall, which we advise you to climb to the terrace of the Commercial Athenaeum.
A few meters from the square is another of the jewels of the city, the Marquis de Dos Aguas Palace, which has a facade that we are sure, will leave you speechless.

Valencia itinerary map in one day