What to see in Mallorca in 7 days

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Martí Micolau

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Considered the pearl of the Balearic Islands, characterized by paradisiacal beaches and wonderful landscapes, Mallorca is an island that satisfies everyone's needs. Nightlife, crystal clear sea, isolated places and historic artistic towns make it the perfect destination for a week-long vacation.

So if you are thinking about this place for next summer we suggest an itinerary that mixes beaches, fun, culture and art. Here what to see in Mallorca in 7 days!


  1. 1 day
  2. 2 day
  3. 3 day
  4. 4 day
  5. 5 day
  6. 6 day
  7. 7 day
  8. How much does a week cost in Mallorca
  9. Before leaving: useful tips
  10. User questions and comments

1 day

We recommend that you start your holiday with the visit of the island's capital Palma de Mallorca, easily accessible thanks to the public transport network.

Stroll through the alleys and enter the Cathedral of the city, where the Puerta del Mirador, the Trinidad Chapel, the Gothic Museum and the gardens that surround it stand out (Sat all year 10: 00-14: 15, Mon-Fri 10: 00-17: 15 from April 1 to 31 May and the whole of October, until 18:15 pm from June 1st to September 30th, until 15:15 pm from November 2nd to March 31st).
Then move to the neighbor Almudaina Palace, the Arab fortress of Palma, and visit the apartments and the garden (Tue-Sun 10: 00-18: 00).

For lunch, take a break from Bagel, a place that, as the name implies, offers many variations of these sandwiches: try the one with sweet potatoes and avocado (average cost per person € 10,00).
In the afternoon, resume your tour and reach the beautiful and important Plaza Major, surrounded by arcades and an open-air craft market.
Then head to the Museum of Mallorca, to learn about the culture of the island and where you can admire the remains of the first house built during the Arab domination (Tue-Fri 10: 00-18: 00, Sat-Sun 11: 00-14: 00).
Not far from here are the Arab Baths, an example of Moorish architecture not to be missed (every day 10: 00-18: 30, Sun until 18:00).
Finally, reach the seafront where the Llotja, a construction halfway between a castle and a church, once the site of maritime trade. Visit it at sunset and lose yourself inside its fortifications.

For dinner stay in the harbor area, we suggest the Ca N'Eduardo restaurant, a minimal place with a spectacular view of the pier and the cathedral. Do not miss the mixed paella and raw seafood (average cost per person € 30,00). End the evening in one of the many places that make this capital alive, we recommend the Abaco Bar, one of the most visited on the island, with excellent cocktails and a beautiful terrace where lounge music plays.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,6 km / 32 min
  • Places visited: Cathedral (€ 8,00), Almudaina Palace (€ 3,20), Plaza Major (free), Museum of Mallorca (€ 2,40), Arab Baths (€ 2,00), Llotja (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 55,00
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Palma Old Town Cathedral: tapas and bike tour
  • Lunch at Bagel (Get directions), Dinner at Ca N'Eduardo (Get directions)

2 day

This morning, with a rental car that you will keep for the whole week, head to the Bellver Castle, a Gothic fortress circular in shape just outside the city of Mallorca.
Visit the structure with the towers, courtyards and gardens and also enjoy the view overlooking the bay of Palma (from April to September Tue-Sat 10: 00-19: 00, Sundays and holidays 10: 00-15: 00).
Leaving the castle, take the road that crosses the mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana, in the north-west area, with landscapes that alternate overhangs over the sea and lush mountains. Reach in less than half an hour the small fortified village of Andratax, a UNESCO heritage site, and enjoy a walk through the streets, where the church of Santa Maria and the ancient lookout towers stand out that blend among the ocher-colored houses. This town is very famous for its local handicrafts.

Stop at the Restaurante la Plaza, for a quick lunch break based on Spanish specialties comfortably seated outside (average cost € 20,00).
Get back in your car and travel 40 km to reach Valldemossa, a rural location surrounded by peace and greenery. Stroll among the stone houses, the wash houses of the past, the wells and the small artisan shops. Don't miss the old Real Cartuja monastery where Chopin lived for a few years (Mon-Sat 10: 00-16: 30).
In the late afternoon, following a winding road in about 20 minutes, reach the Puerto de Valldemossa, an enchanting place with moored boats and fishermen's houses where you can spend the night. But first dive in for a relaxing bath in these warm waters.

For dinner, go to the Restaurante Es Port de Valldemossa, which offers fish dishes and typical appetizers with bread, olives and sauces and oils (average cost per person € 25,00).
Since the place is very quiet, the only thing you can do after eating is to have a good beer at the Puerto de Valdemossa bar and enjoy this old-time atmosphere.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 79,1 km / 1 h 31 min by car
  • Places visited: Bellver Castle (€ 4,00), Andratx (free), Valldemossa (free), Real Cartuja (€ 7,50), Puerto de Valldemossa (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 60,00
  • Palma de Mallorca and Valldemossa: visit by bus tour of the Port of Soller and Valldemossa Small group bike tour to the old town of Palma and Bellver Castle
  • Lunch at Restaurante la Plaza (Get directions), Dinner at Es Port de Valldemossa Restaurant (Get directions)

3 day

This day will also be dedicated to visit some places in the north of Mallorca.

In the morning, after a good breakfast of Cocas de patata (a kind of sweet potato-based bread), get back in your car and in 1 hour you will reach Lluc, a small village that has become famous for its Monastery of Our Lady of Lluc, the holiest on the island. Visit this place surrounded by peace and nature within which there is also a museum, the botanical garden and the Via Crucis, a path that leads up to the wooden cross brought by pilgrims from Jerusalem (complex open every day 10: 00-18: 00).
Finish the morning by arriving in a 20-minute drive to Pollenca, a small rural town where a picturesque market takes place every Sunday.

For lunch, stop in the historic center at the Restaurante la Fonda, which offers various traditional dishes, excellent paella but also vegetables and meat (average cost per person € 25,00).
In the afternoon, visit the main square with the Church of Nostra Senyora dels Angels and the Gallo fountain. Walk face i 365 steps that lead you to the El Calvari sanctuary, where there is a chapel which preserves a wooden statue with the Mother of God at the foot of the Cross.
Then by car you arrive at Sant Pere beach in Mal Pas, in the Bay of Pollenca, and relax on this small strip of white sand surrounded by cliffs and dive into the crystal clear sea.

In the late afternoon reach the nearby Platja de Muro, a resort equipped with bars, restaurants and hotels where you can spend the evening and night. For dinner we suggest the Fons de Mar Balneario 1 restaurant, a nice seafront restaurant that offers Mediterranean cuisine based mainly on fish (average cost per person € 15,00). End the evening with a stroll along the sea or sipping a cocktail on the beach.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 45,7 km / 1 h 14 min by car
  • Places visited: Lluc Santuario (€ 5,00), Pollenca (free), Sant Pere Beach in Mal Pas (free), Playa de Muro Beach (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 45,00
  • Alcudia and Formentor: CityXperience bus and boat tour
  • Lunch at Restaurante la Fonda (Get directions), Dinner at Fons de Mar Balneario 1 Restaurant (Get directions)

4 day

Dedicate this fourth day to discovery of the central eastern part of the island.

Start the day by discovering Cala Torta and Cala Mitjana, poorly equipped, only have a bar, where you can spend the morning relaxing in the midst of nature
These two beaches, one next to the other, can be reached along a long gravel road from Artà and are immersed in a lunar landscape that will leave you speechless.

For lunch, head to Cala Agulla, another beautiful beach east of Mallorca. Stop and eat at Bar Sa Cova, a perfect place if you have grilled meat or fish volgia (average cost € 25,00).
Then stay on this white / pink beach with a turquoise sea surrounded by a cool pine forest. Take a few baths and a little relaxation for a few hours and take your car back to the Porto Cristo area, a lovely town close to several interesting beaches and attractions perfect for spending the night.

For dinner we suggest the Las Golondrinas Restaurant (average cost per person € 15,00), near the marina and after having refreshed yourself, take a walk along the pier and stop for a drink at Twist.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 48,8 km / 1 h 15 min by car
  • Places visited: Cala Torta and Cala Mitjana (free), Cala Agulla (free), Porto Cristo (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 40,00
  • 4 hour east coast catamaran cruise
  • Lunch at Bar Sa Cova (Get directions), Dinner at Las Golondrinas (Get directions)

5 day

In the morning go to visit the Cueva del Drach, a complex of 4 caves considered a true spectacle of nature, a few km from Porto Cristo.
Alternate the journey on foot and by boat to discover the undergrounds, the two lakes and the various limestone formations that have formed over the years.
The complete tour takes more or less an hour and a half and there are different entrance times (May 1-October 31 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00). Make sure you take the ticket online, at a cost of € 17, for the first entry.
At the end of the visit, in half an hour by car you reach the Mondragò Natural Park, the protected area rich in flora and fauna with two wonderful beaches.

For lunch, stop at the Restaurant Sa Font de n'Alis in front of one of the two coves (average cost per person € 15,00) and spend a few hours in this paradise, Cala S'Amarador, to relax in the sun and swim in the transparent and crystalline sea.
From here make the last shift of the day for arrive in the village of Colonia de Sant Jordi in 30 minutes, where you will stay for the next few nights, as it is an excellent starting point for discovering the wonderful beaches of eastern Mallorca.

For dinner we recommend the Cassai Beach House restaurant, a place by the sea that serves Mediterranean dishes and tapas of all kinds (average cost per person € 20,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 60,7 km / 1 h 27 min by car
  • Places visited: Cueva del Drach (€ 15,00), Mondragò Natural Park (free), Cala S'Amarador (free), Colonia Sant Jordi (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 50,00
  • Caves of the Dragon: tour from the south of Mallorca
  • Lunch at Restaurant Sa Font de n'Alis (Get directions), Dinner at Cassai Beach House (Get directions)

6 day

This morning we recommend that you take an excursion to Cabrera Island and Es Carbó beach, starting from Colonia Sant Jordi. But be careful: you can visit the island of Cabrera by reservation only, as on this small island it is not allowed to walk freely!
Declared a Natural Park because it hosts the protected species of the Balearic lizard, you can then take a walking tour accompanied by an expert guide who will lead you to discover the castle that was transformed into a prison in 1809.
Upon returning, take the car, after shopping for a packed lunch, e move to Es Carbò beach, which is only 5 km from Sant Jordi (the more sporty can also reach it on foot via a somewhat steep path).

Have your packed lunch and spend part of the afternoon on this highly regarded beach one of the most beautiful on the island thanks to the sand dunes, picturesque lagoons and breathtaking views over the island of Na Molina. Dedicate yourself to relaxation, swimming in the sea and long walks.
From here, take a catamaran trip (at a cost of € 15,00) which will take you to theisland of Moltona, where the wild beach of Sa Roquetas is located with clear water with turquoise and blue shades. After sunset, return to Colonia Sant Jordi and get ready for the evening.

For dinner we recommend 5illes Eat & Drink, a place where you can eat all kinds of tapas while sipping excellent beer (average cost per person € 20,00). And to end the day, move to La Bodeguita El Cubano which prepares exquisite cocktails and where you can listen to live Cuban music.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 7,9 km / 1 h 36 min
  • Places visited: Cabrera Island (€ 20,00), Es Carbò beach (free), Sa Roquetas beach (€ 15,00 catamaran ride), Colonia Sant Jordi (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 60,00
  • panoramic tour of the island from the south 1 day excursion to Es Carbó beach
  • Packed lunch, Dinner at 5illes Eat & Drink (Get directions)

7 day

Dedicate the last day to swimming and diving in two other beautiful beaches in the south of Mallorca.
In the morning, passing through the suggestive salt pans, in 10 minutes by car you arrive at the Es Trenc beach, one of the most famous, characterized by 2 kilometers of white sand and bathed by shallow and crystalline waters.
After a nice walk on the shore, relax and take long swims that will regenerate you.

For lunch, when the beach is crowded, eat something in one of the various chiringuitos present, we advise you to reach the Esperanza Bar, at the end of the beach (average cost per person € 10,00).
In the afternoon, in 40 minutes by car, move to Cala Sa Nau, east of Colonia Sant Jordi.
This place is a real corner of paradise, very small and tight, but the scenery is great. Take a seat on one of the wonderful beds with soft cushions or if you are more sporty, with sneakers, follow the path on foot along the right side that will take you to a practically deserted cove: Cala Ferrera.
Spend the rest of the afternoon here and before sunset return to Colonia Sant Jordi.

For the evening we suggest Laos, a place with restaurant, bar and pub, where Chill & out music plays, perfect for both dining and sipping a cocktail with background music (average cost per person € 25,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 69,3 km / 1 h 30 min by car
  • Places visited: Es Trenc beach (free), Cala Sa Nau (free), Cala Ferrera (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 35,00
  • Lunch at Bar Esperanza (Get directions), Dinner at Laos (Get directions)

How much does a week cost in Mallorca

NB: The prices expressed in the table above are to be intended "per person".

Anyone who wants to save money for a holiday in Mallorca should choose periods of medium or low season and stay in apartments or b & b that allow you to have a kitchenette. Although there are restaurants of all price ranges, the best way to avoid overspending is to have breakfast and dinner at home and have packed lunches throughout the day.
Those who want to take a holiday to discover the island will have to take a rental car, the cost of which varies according to the type of car chosen and the period, for a week it starts from about € 200,00.

  • starting from € 95,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -
  • panoramic island tour from the south Bay of Palma: catamaran tour with lunch and drinks Caves of the Dragon: tour from the south of Mallorca
  • Total cost of a week, flight included: from € 840,00 per person

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Mallorca: the ideal season is summer to enjoy the sea and the beaches; However, spring and autumn are also great times thanks to the mild temperatures - find out more
  • from Italy with low cost airlines that land at San Joan airport, 8 km from the center, perfectly connected to Palma de Mallorca thanks to buses line 1 and line 2 (ticket cost € 5,00)
  • for nightlife in Magaluf and Palma de Mallorca. For sea and relaxation Playa de Muro, Alcudia or Porto Cristo and Colonia Sant Jordi. You could also choose two or more places to stay based on your itinerary
  • Getting around: the best way is to rent a car (from € 45,00 per day). The center of Palma can be explored on foot or by bus of the TIB company (every day 5: 00-24: 00). The ticket varies from € 1,00 for shorter distances up to € 15,00 for more distant areas

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