Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and its extension has attractions to spend a week or much more, if the availability of time and money allows it. However, we are realists, and that is why We are going to prepare a plan for a very intense and varied week.
A week in Majorca
The usual thing is to get to the island through its capital, Palma, landing at its international airport or disembarking at the many ferry arriving at your seaport. So the city of Palma is going to be the starting point of our week in Mallorca.
Day 1: discovering Palma
The historic center of Palma is one of the great surprises that a holiday in Mallorca has in store for us. It is a monumental complex of great warmth and quality.
In the especially the imposing cathedral stands out, one of the most beautiful Gothic temples in Spain. But there is more. For example, you can take a unique route through the Renaissance courtyards or you can visit the Almudaina Palace and the Juan March Foundation Museum. And you always have to stop for a drink in the arcades of the Plaza Mayor.
Day 2: Palma overlooking the Mediterranean
A second day in Palma de Mallorca is always interesting, but the second day will be dedicated to fewer visits and more enjoying the weather and the local gastronomy. For it, a good plan is to tour the seafront of the city.
You can visit the monumental Bellver castle up high and enjoy the views. And then, nothing like walking around the marina, returning to the lower part of the cathedral and finally arriving at Can Pere Antoni beach to enjoy its wide sandbank and its waters.
Day 3: board a centennial train
The third day begins in Palma, but for take the centenary electric train that will take us to Sóllera town on the other side of the Tramuntana mountains.
In this case, the path is as important as the destination, since it is about traveling to the rhythm of other times enjoying some sensational landscapes. However, it is also worth discovering both Sóller and the Port de Sóller during the hours of waiting until we get back on the train to return to Palma, where we will spend the night, and tomorrow we will start other routes around the island.
Day 4: enter the caves of Drach
Our advice to move around the island with freedom of schedule and movement is to rent a car for the rest of the week. So, for example, you can plan your visit to places like the famous Cuevas del Drach, one of the most visited places in Mallorca for decades. They are unmissable.
Like From there we recommend you go to the town of Manacor, a good place to eat and take a walk. And in the afternoon, you can go to Sa Coma, enjoy its beach and sleep in the abundant accommodation in this tourist town.
Day 5 of the week in Mallorca: Alcudia and Pollença
This day is going to be one of the most spectacular of your trip, as two of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca await you. First, that of Alcudia, which is a set of the most traditional and harmonious.
And then Pollença, which is a really idyllic place. From there, go to the northernmost point of the island, Cape Formentor, and on the way visit the beach of the same name, which is one of the most peculiar and also the most attractive in the entire Balearic archipelago.
Day 6: through the Tramuntana mountains
We are finishing the week in Mallorca and We leave you an alternative plan for this daybut always to be developed in the interior of Mallorca, the most unknown area, but of enormous beauty.
If you are a cycling fan, this area can be exciting for pedaling and reach places like the castle of Alaró. If you prefer to walk, put on your boots and climb the highest Majorcan mountain, Puig Major, at 1,436 metres. The walk will not disappoint you and the views even less.
Day 7: weekend in Mallorca
Depending on the time your flight leaves or your ferry, take advantage of the time as much as possible. So this last day, since you have slept in the Sierra de Tramuntana area, hurry up the clock and visit at least one of these two towns: the inspiring Deia and the beautiful Valldemossa.
And if you can, get to know the two towns, it’s worth it. You cannot take better memories of this unforgettable week in the largest of the Balearic Islands.