Mallorca is one of the most scenic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The island offers a world of experience for tourists of every age and taste.

From scenic beauty, exciting nightlife, and beautiful traditions to stunning beaches, rich culture, fine food, and gorgeous villages, there is so much to experience and explore on this Spanish Balearic Island.

When it comes to exploring Mallorca Island, the best way is a road trip and a 4-day Mallorca road trip is a great idea. With that being said, let’s create an ultimate Mallorca itinerary for your road trip.

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The Ultimate Mallorca Road Trip

  • Where to Stay in Mallorca
  • Day 1: Palma
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
  • Royal Palace of La Almudaina
  • Placa de Cort
  • Passeig del Born
  • Port of Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 2: Miro and Santa Catalina
  • Bellver Castle
  • Santa Catalina
  • Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Day 3: A Scenic Train Journey to Soller
  • Day 4: Northern Part of Mallorca
  • Port de Pollenca
  • Mirador es Colomer
  • Albercutx Watchtower
  • Platja de Formentor
  • Before Your Leave for Mallorca

Where to Stay in Mallorca



Day 1: Palma

On the first day of your Mallorca Road trip, you will be covering the capital city of Palma. Most of the attractions here are located within walking distance, yet you will need a car to cover some of the tourist sites.

We suggest to park your car for the first half of the day trip and later continue your road trip for the last attractions. I visited Mallorca in September 2023 with friends and this was the perfect time of year to explore the island as it was quieter and not as hot as peak summer. 

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma

Probably, the most important religious attraction in Mallorca is the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. This sacred site boasts a stunning Gothic Roman style of architecture. Hence, despite being a religious site, the cathedral is also known for being a spectacular architectural marvel.

The cathedral is built strategically in a location where it is visible to even by-passers on the sea routes to and from the island. The architecture of this popular tourist site boasts a perfect mix of Catalan Gothic style and unique touches, along with European influences.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is one of the key highlights of the best things to do in Mallorca.

Royal Palace of La Almudaina

From the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina is located at a distance of a mere one minute. This 14th-century palace is another top tourist site in the capital city of Palma.

The palace is not just an attraction for architecture or history lovers but for people of all ages. One of the highlights of the palace is its architecture which beautifully boasts the artistic styles that have only emerged on this island. The ground floor has a medieval style of architecture. Whereas, the second-floor talks about the royal styling dating back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Talking about the timings, the palace opens from 10 am to 7 pm during the peak season (April-September). On the other hand, from October to March, the timings get changed, and the palace operates from 4 pm to 6 pm. Also, the tickets to the Royal Palace of La Almudaina usually cost around 7 EUR.

Placa de Cort

Placa de Cort is the next stop on your Mallorca trip. Located at a distance of 5-minute walk from the Royal Palace of La Almudiaina. It is a historic and undoubtedly the most popular public plaza in the capital city of Palma.

Situated in the heart of the city, this small, charming square is beautifully dotted with ancient olive trees. The “Cort” in the name of this square refers to the time when the feudal court used to gather at this place. On the morning of 31st December, the time-held ceremony takes place, known as Festa de l’Estandard, at Plaza Cort.

Apart from the ancient olive trees, the key highlight of the place is the town hall which was built between 1649 and 1680. The square is also dotted with a number of boutique hotels and the very famous Hotel Mama and Hotel Cort.

While exploring the region, you can also check the famous Ajuntament de Palma City Hall, which traces its history to the 17th century. It is arguably the most beautiful building in this part of the capital city.

Passeig del Born

Before exploring Passeig de Born, we recommend you first visit Placa Major for a delicious lunch. Thereafter, visit Passeig del Born, which is just a short walk from Placa Major. It is one of the interesting places to explore in the capital city.

Passeig del Born is an avenue street dotted with gorgeous trees, Being a prominent tourist site in the city, the street is easily walkable and is dotted with many shops. You can shop for clothes or even pick some souvenirs to take back home.

Port of Palma de Mallorca

The last stop on your day 1 of the Mallorca road trip is the Port of Palma de Mallorca. For that, you’ll need to head back to your car and start your short drive to the Port of Palma de Mallorca.

For the fact, it is a port area – one of the biggest in the region. However, that could not be just the only reason to visit this place, right? The Port of Palma de Mallorca boasts exquisite scenery and surrounding that together make for a perfect tourist site in Palma.

Visit the port and soak in the breathtaking views while watching the boats leaving the port and coming in. The whole setup of cruise ships operating here is so amusing and interesting to know and explore. Besides, there are also a few shops in the region. So, you can always go for a short shopping tour.

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Day 2: Miro and Santa Catalina

Day 2 of your ‘exploring Mallorca by car’ tour is packed with some intriguing places and amazing experiences. So, let’s get stuck into it!

Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle is your next stopover and an absolute must-visit one. Believe it or not, it is an architectural marvel, being situated on the pinnacle of Palma. As the castle looks, it was built to strengthen the defense and control of the region.

Today, it serves as a prominent location that offers unique sweeping views over the city of Palma. Above all that, the architecture is the key highlight of this place. This Gothic-style castle in Spain features three original towers along with Torre del Homenaje.

Besides, the courtyards of the castle are well-preserved and host different cultural events all round the year. Within the castle, there is also the Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat, also known as the City History Museum, which talks about the development of the city under Moors, Romans, and Christians over the years.

Santa Catalina

After exploring the mighty grandeur of Bellver Castle, it’s time to get in your car and reach the city centre to get off at the Santa Catalina neighbourhood. In our opinion, it is one of the lesser-known or overlooked tourist sites in the region.

Though there isn’t any attraction to explore in this part of the city, you should stop here for an ultimate shopping tour. If you have enough room in your suitcase then no trip is ever really completed without some shopping right?!

The market hall is the prominent shopping place in this part of the city. Once you’re done finding a few things for yourself, you can further go to El Jonquet through a short stroll. It is another neighbourhood in the region which is smaller in comparison and is dotted with beautiful cobblestone streets. This place seems more like a village. There are windmills from where you can capture the sublime view of the harbour.

Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art

If you manage to plan your day effectively, you will get some time to visit the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art. It is another prominent tourist site for art lovers. Located just a short walk away from El Jonquet, the museum focuses on modern and contemporary art in Spain. It has more than 600 workpieces by both contemporary and modern artists.

Day 3: A Scenic Train Journey to Soller

At this stage in the Mallorca itinerary, we haven’t even showed you 50% of what this beautiful island has to offer you on your road trip to Mallorca.

On day 3, you will go on a day trip. For that, there are a few options. For a unique experience, you can leave the car and opt for a wooden train ride to Soller and then a vintage tram to Port de Soller. The wooden train ride is probably one of the most loved things to do, and it connects the capital city of Palma with Soller.

The train operates from the station in Palma, and the journey is an hour long to Art Deco station. En route, you will be treated to the spectacular scenery that covers bridges, viaducts, and 13 tunnels. The train and tram ride run throughout the year except for January.

Day 4: Northern Part of Mallorca

Unfortunately, this is the last day of your 4-day itinerary of Mallorca. . So let’s make the most out of it by exploring the northern part of Mallorca.

Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca is a small resort town that has some great restaurants and shops. However, that’s not the only reason why you should visit this place. It is also a perfect beach town to relax and unwind.

Thus, we recommend you get in your car and reach the town early in the morning to capture the stunning sunrise view. Thereafter, spend some quality, peaceful time amidst nature or take a leisure stroll to soak in the tranquil vibe.

Mirador es Colomer

The next stop on the final day of Mallorca trip is Mirador es Colomer. Located a 10-minute drive from Port de Pollenca, it is one of the most popular viewpoints in the region. The viewpoint is perched on the top of a high cliff where you can expect to capture the sweeping sight of the region.

The viewpoint overlooks the beautiful ocean and is engirdled by many rugged cliffs that together add to the charm of this tourist site. Most people visit the viewpoint early in the morning so to avoid the crowds, we’ve placed this tourist site after Port de Pollenca in your Mallorca itinerary.

Albercutx Watchtower

Mallorca Island never runs out of picturesque views. Albercutx Watchtower is the highest peak on the peninsula, offering spectacular views of the region. There is a trail from Mirador es Colomer that takes you to this ultimate location.

It is crucial to know that the trail is quite steep which is quite challenging to hike up. If you are not prepared for this hike we would therefore recommend you to get in your car and drive up instead. The road is also quite challenging and narrow, which requires confident driving skills.

However, it’s worth every effort as you will get to savour the sublime views of the coastline and the nearby mountains. Despite that, we still suggest you do some research before visiting this place as it could be risky.

Platja de Formentor

Next on this Mallorca 4 day itinerary, it’s time to finally visit a beach. A 10-minute drive from Mirador es Colomer will take you to a gorgeous beach known as Platja de Formentor.

Since this is the last stop on your Mallorca trip, take your time to explore and relax at this beautiful beach. Also, make sure to bring your swimsuit as the water is also ideal for swimming.

Being one of the most-visited beaches on Mallorca, it will typically always be quite busy here. Hence, we recommend you visit Platja de Formentor in the early afternoon.

Another reason to visit this place early is the drive to the beach, which is a dead-end road. It gets extremely busy during the peak hours, and there will be changes that you won’t find a parking spot.

Before You Leave for Mallorca

Before you set off on your way to Mallorca, there are a number of things you will need to get organised to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. These include what to pack, where to stay and what is the best insurance for your trip to Spain. All of this is discussed in detail below.

How to Get to Mallorca

Taking a flight is the most popular option to reach Mallorca. Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is located 8 km east of Palma, the capital city of the island. Mallorca also has 2 ferry ports, one in Port d’Alcúdia and one in Palma which you can get a ferry to from mainland Spain or other Balearic islands.

Where to Stay in Mallorca

There is a wide range of accommodations available in Mallorca, so you will not be short on options. Here are our top suggestions for the best places to stay in Mallorca for any budget.    

What to Pack for Your Trip to Mallorca

When it comes to packing for a trip to Mallorca you can expect to see some hot weather during the summer months!

For our full list of items that we pack no matter where we go in the world, check out our full packing guides over here.

Given the beautiful sights and scenery that you are no doubt going to see around the Mallorca, we highly recommend packing a good camera for your trip. If you want to read more about the cameras we use and why we love them, check out the link below.

You can read what else we keep in our camera bag over here.

What is the Best Travel Insurance for Spain

I know travel insurance is the least enjoyable thing to purchase and look at when you’re planning a trip, however, you wouldn’t want to be without it in the event that something happened. Accidents can happen anywhere and the extortionate medical bills will ruin your trip if you are not covered.

To ensure you have a stress-free trip with no worries about potential medical bills, make sure you cover yourself when you travel. We can recommend using SafetyWing, a backpacker-friendly and cheap insurance company that provides good coverage and support. It is also nomad-friendly, unlike most other insurance companies, meaning you do not need to worry about being out of your home country for too long.

Get a quote for your travel insurance right here and get covered!

So there you have it, your 4 day Mallorca itinerary. If you are visiting this incredible island and have any other questions on what to expect, leave us a comment down below. We love to chat about this stuff! If you have already been, let us know how it was!  Let us know in the comments below!

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