Going across the world to enjoy the view? Majorca is the destination that will change your
mind. Between heavenly beaches, breathtaking landscapes and small charming villages, it is
impossible not to fall in love with this island.
For all the useful information before leaving (travel, budget, when to go…), read my article
Preparing your trip to Mallorca.
Looking for a complete guide to Mallorca? You are in the right place. I have been living
in Mallorca since October 2021 and spend all my free time exploring the island. Here is my
detailed itinerary, the best places and must-sees, to discover Mallorca in two weeks. It is
divided into 8 parts with for each area the places to see and things to do, where to sleep and where to eat. Let’s go!
- Day 1 to 3 : Sant Elm
- Day 3 to 4 : Banyalbufar
- Day 4 to 6 : Valldemossa
- Day 6 to 7 : Sóller
- Day 7 to 8 : Port de Pollença
- Day 8 to 11 : Cala Ratjada
- Day 11 to 14 : Cala Figuera
Arrival in Palma de Mallorca
It is up to you whether you want to go explore the island or discover the
capital first. It is a beautiful city with a nice historic centre, shopping streets, plenty of places to eat
tapas and walk around.
Number of nights: 0 or 1
What to do in Palma de Mallorca?
It is a symbol of the city. The square on the paseo maritimo side offers a magnificent view of
the monument and the sea. You can visit it to admire its atypical interior with decorative
touches by Gaudi and Miguel Barceló. The visit costs €6 and includes an audio guide, but I recommend to book in advance a skip the line ticket to visit the cathedral here.
The old town
There is nothing better to discover Palma than to stroll through the narrow streets of the
historic centre. I recommend you to go to the Passeig del Born, the Passeig de la Rambla,
Plaça Major and the pedestrian streets San Miguel and Jaime II. For a nice guided walking tour of
the city and discover the main places, click here.
The paseo marítimo
Ideal for the sunset. You will find many bars and restaurants with a nice view. For a good
pizza, I recommend the L’Artista pizzeria. Delicious!
Climb up to Bellver Castle for a breathtaking view of the bay. Entrance costs €4 and you can
visit this impressive gothic castle and take a walk up the hill. A must do!
Also known as the bohemian neighbourhood of Palma, the most fashionable. In this historic fishermen’s neighbourhood you will find small colourful houses and pretty shops. You can visit the Santa Catalina market to try some tapas in a typical ambience.
Kayak and snorkel tour
Spend an afternoon kayaking in the turquoise water with a mask and snorkel, with a route through the coves where you can even jump off the rocks. The departure point is only 30 minutes by bus from the centre of Palma (you can grab a taxi or take line 4 and stop at Ses Illetes). The perfect excursion for those who are in Palma but want a bit of nature! To book, click here.
Où manger à Palma de Majorque ?
- Sadrassana: a great spot in the old centre of Palma, where you can eat tapas and other Mallorcan dishes
- Ombu: delicious tapas in the centre of Palma! Remember to book in advance on their website here.
Where to have a drink in Palma de Mallorca?
- 49 Steps Bar&Grill : a great place to try delicious cocktails in a beautiful setting. The view of the port is beautiful!
- Singular Rooftop Terrace: for a drink with a superb view of the roofs of Palma.
- Bar Abaco: an unusual place, which is in fact an old baroque house converted into a bar.
Road trip to Mallorca: detailed two-week itinerary
Let’s go! The itinerary is divided into 7 parts along the island’s road.
Mallorca road trip: day 1 to 3
🚗 40 minutes drive from Palma.
First stop on the road trip to Mallorca in the southwest of the island: Sant Elm. It is a charming old fishing village. The turquoise water at the foot of the village was enough to convince us. Here, life is good and it is the ideal place to enjoy the sea. Just in front of the village, you can admire three uninhabited islands which are part of the Sa Dragonera National Nature Park.
Number of nights: 2
Complete guide to Sant Elm here! Find the must-sees, where to sleep and where to eat in Sant Elm.
Mallorca road trip: day 3 to 4
🚗 50 minutes drive from Sant Elm.
The road is breathtaking! You will cross the Sierra de Tramontana and drive along the sea. I recommend you to stop at the Mirador de Ricardo Roca (park at the Restaurant Es Grau) to enjoy an incredible panoramic view.
Banyalbufar is a village far from the crowds, known for its terraced hillsides. It is like being on the other side of the world! With its peaceful, charming streets and dreamy views, it is well worth a night or two.
Number of nights: 1
Find my complete guide to Banyalbufar here. Check out the must-sees, the best hotels and restaurants in Banyalbufar.
Mallorca road trip: day 4 to 6
🚗 30 minutes drive from Banyalbufar.
Third stop of the road trip to Mallorca: Valldemossa. It is a village inland where time seems to have stopped. The typical Mallorcan stone houses with green shutters and facades decorated with flowers are especially charming. It is one of the most touristy villages in Mallorca, but if you move away from the main street, you can enjoy the magical atmosphere in complete tranquillity. It is also the perfect base to explore Mallorca’s west coast.
Number of nights: 2
Deià and Cala Deià
🚗 30 minutes drive from Valldemossa.
Once in Deià, drive down to the coast (there is a car park at the very end) to discover Cala Deià, a pebble cove with emerald green, clear water. The cliffs and old boat houses give a picturesque feel to the view. It is best to arrive early in the morning to enjoy the beauty of the place without the crowds. There are also two small bars/restaurants.
Mallorca road trip: day 6 to 7
🚗 30 minutes drive from Valldemossa.
For the fourth stage of the road trip to Mallorca, we continue inland. Deep in the mountains and in the heart of the orange tree valley, this small village with traditional houses is charming. Known for its iconic train, which was the island’s first railway line, people also come here to enjoy the gentle way of life.
Number of nights: 1
Mallorca road trip: day 7 to 8
🚗 One hour drive from Sóller.
We headed to the north of Mallorca for the rest of the road trip! I recommend stopping at least one night in Puerto de Pollença, a small town by the sea. It is the perfect place to explore the northwest of the island which has so much to offer.
Number of nights: 1
Mallorca road trip: day 8 to 11
🚗 One hour drive from Port de Pollença.
Let’s move to the North East of the island! Further away from the crowds, the Parc Natural de la Península de Llevant is a real paradise that has a lot to offer. Those who want to get off the beaten track will not skip this part of the road trip to Mallorca. Cala Ratjada remains very touristy in summer, but if you go a little further away, you will discover places that are much less crowded. The town itself is very lively in the summer and perfect for those who want to party.
Number of nights: 2 or 3
What to do in Cala Ratjada and the area?
A beautiful beach of white sand and turquoise water, only 1 km from Cala Ratjada. The first few metres in the water are not deep, and then you can swim with curious fish coming to watch the swimmers. From 10 a.m. onwards it is overrun with tourists, but earlier on it is a real paradise. (Parking: 6 euros per day. You can park for free in the streets of the village, for example at the THB Guya Playa hotel)
A few minutes walk away is Mero diving: a diving center with a small cove, a spot to jump into the turquoise water from the rocks. The short walk from Cala Agulla is very nice
A little further north, 10 minutes by car from Cala Ratjada, another beach with fine sand and crystal clear water, easy to reach. Quite busy, it is best to go early in the morning (you’re beginning to know the drill!). The rocks on the side are perfect for a snorkel session, you will see plenty of fishes.
From Son Moll, cross the beach and continue along the path along the sea to Es Carregador. It takes about 30 minutes to walk there. On the way, I love to stop in the rocks for a swim in the turquoise water. Once there, you will find three rocky coves with crystal clear water: Caló des Carregador, Don Tito and Cala Es Tamarells. A quiet place off the beaten track in Cala Ratjada.
With a magnificent view over the whole bay, this is the perfect place for a sunset. It can be reached by a small road, a 5 minute drive from Cala Ratjada
A wild beach far from the beaches full of sunbeds. To get there, you will have to park in S’Estanyol at the car park next to Es Blau Hotel and walk for about fifteen minutes. There are few tourists and the water is transparent as far as the eye can see. Please note: depending on the sea currents, the beach may be covered in seaweed. If this is the case, it does not usually cover the whole beach and you can find a clear spot by walking a bit.
An inland village with a beautiful historic centre. Go to the village square (Plaza del conquistador) lined with pretty shops and walk up Carrer de Ciutat (it’s a climb!) for a magnificent view of Artà and its surroundings.
Cuevas de Artá
A 15 minute drive from Cala Ratjada. Less well known than the Drach Caves but just as beautiful, these impressive caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites can be visited by small groups (the guides speak French) for 15 euros per person.
Hot air balloon flight
An excursion that I have only heard good things about! Flying over Mallorca in a hot air balloon is an incredible experience. It is up to you whether you prefer sunrise for soft light or sunset to watch the sky change colours. Perfect for a special occasion. To book, click here. Departure is from Cala Millor.
Where to eat in Cala Ratjada?
- Trattoria La trattoria by Walter : a very good spot with a view of the port of Cala Ratjada, fresh products and delicious pasta and pizza. A safe bet. The spaghetti prepared in the parmesan cheese wheel is a real treat!
- Euforia : this place is a bit touristy but very nice. A great choice of tapas by the sea, with a special mention for the four-cheese casserole with soubrossade and figs
- Bar Sa Cova : one of my favourite restaurants on the island. A few tables right on the pier, perfect for brunch or dinner in a beautiful setting.
Where to eat in Artá?
- La Mar de Vins : this small restaurant offers tapas and typical dishes (with delicious vegan options!). The setting is beautiful, especially in the evening, with a flowery garden: it’s a real haven from the hustle and bustle.
- Café parisien : a beautifully decorated old house with a shady garden that makes it so charming. Ideal for a snack or an evening drink.
- Restaurante Finca Es Serral : a 5-minute drive from Artà, this finca in the middle of nature is one of my favourite places in Mallorca. You can eat tasty homemade food either in the courtyard surrounded by greenery or in the house.
Where to eat in Colonia de Sant Pere ?
- Es vivers petit : good pizzas by real pizza makers, with a view of the sea. What more could you ask for?
Where to stay in Cala Ratjada?
Hotel the Sky : This hotel is located just a few minutes away from the sea front and all the restaurants, but still away from the hustle and bustle, making it the perfect place to stay in Cala Rtajada. The rooms are modern and comfortable. The restaurant is delicious and there is even a terrace and rooftop to enjoy a cocktail with a view.
Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa : a peaceful haven by the sea, 15 minutes walk from the centre of Cala Ratjada. This 4-star hotel overlooks a small cove. The rooms are spacious and have a balcony. Take a look at the sea to admire the whole bay! The swimming pool and the SPA are a real plus.
Mallorca road trip: day 11 to 14
Last but not least ! During the last part of this road trip to Mallorca, you will find the most famous beaches of the island… Cala Figuera is a picturesque village by the sea where you can walk around and admire the small harbour and the colourful fishermen’s houses with their boat garage. It is an authentic place with a magnificent view, a must if you visit Mallorca!
What to do in Cala Figuera
Stroll around the port
Take the path of the pontoons that go around Cala Figuera along the water. You will pass boat garages, colourful houses and be able to admire the bay from several viewpoints. A must before leaving Cala Figuera to take the road to the dream beaches.
Calò des Moro
It is said to be the most beautiful beach on the island… and we can understand why. But you have to arrive very early! The beach is tiny and from 8 am onwards, the crowd arrives. But another superb and lesser known cove is just a few minutes walk away, ideal for a change of swimming spot when the people arrive: Cala S’Almunia. It has a picturesque little harbour and you can jump off the rocks directly into the turquoise water.
Park at the car park at Cala Llombards and walk 15 minutes following the signs. The last part is less easy to access, so bring good shoes, but the view is breathtaking
Cala Mondrago et S’Amarador
Two beaches within walking distance of each other. We originally came to Cala Mondrago, which is better known, but it quickly fills with people.
Take the path on the left along the water and walk for a few minutes and you will soon see Cala S’Amarador. It is bigger, less crowded and the water is just as beautiful, our favourite of the road trip!
The cliff in front of Cala Figuera
We followed the Google maps route on foot to get to the Faro de la torre d’en Beu. We went there mainly for the view of Cala Figuera, which was superb.
Where to eat in Cala Figuera?
- Petit Iglesia : in the heart of Cala Figuera, opposite to the touristy restaurants, this small restaurant in a former church is run by French people who prepare good home-made food.
- Cal Reiet : I love this place, which is a hotel and restaurant, and even hosts yoga retreats etc. Delicious food in a stunning setting, with lots of vegan options.
Where to sleep in Cala Figuera?
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This is the end of this journey to discover Mallorca! I hope you have enjoyed this itinerary and that it will help you plan your trip to Mallorca. If you want to see more photos and tips, go to Instagram where I share all my discoveries ♡
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