9 days in Valencian Country Itinerary

9 days in Valencian Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Valencian Country trip planner

Make it your trip
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Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Javea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alicante
— 4 nights
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Valencia

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia day trip app.

Barcelona to Valencia is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Javea

— 2 nights
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hike along Ruta Acantilados, then immerse yourself in nature at Peñón de Ifac Natural Park, then trek along Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cabo San Antonio. On your second day here, walk around Parc Natural del Montgó, then explore the ancient world of Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Feel Great Breaks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Javea trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Javea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Javea are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Javea

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

Alicante

— 4 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Venture out of the city with trips to Benidorm (Exposicion Los Clicks Toman Benidorm, Mundomar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria, kick back and relax at Playa de San Juan, and take an in-depth tour of MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Alicante trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Javea to Alicante by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alicante can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Valencian Country travel guide

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Aquariums · Beaches · Flea Markets
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline, Valencian Country is one of Spain’s great agricultural districts. The region’s rich soil has been cultivated for many centuries. Arab farmers, who arrived here during the Middle Ages, introduced irrigation methods that allowed for extensive farming of rice, citrus, almonds, and dates. To this day, the area is best known as the cradle of Spanish rice cultivation. Regional ways to cook rice and incorporate it into dishes number in the hundreds. In the colorful countryside, each village features different methods of preparing that famous Spanish rice creation called paella, and no vacation here would be complete without a sample or two. Valencian paella, once the food of humble farmers, is now a symbol of Spanish cuisine that draws tourism from around the world.