Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, the Spanish island of Mallorca is a true paradise on earth and it definitely has to feature on top of your Spain bucket list.
Mallorca is the largest islands of the Balearic Islands and it boosts many incredible natural wonders ranging from stunning beaches to scenic viewpoints.
Because there are so many places to visit on the island, you might feel a little bit overwhelmed when planning your Mallorca road trip itinerary. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you out!
If you follow this 4 days in Mallorca itinerary, you will be able to visit all the best attractions the island has to offer, from the more famous sight in Palma to the smaller villages and hidden gems that will make your trip even more memorable. Let’s get into it!
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Useful Info for Visiting Mallorca
How to get to Mallorca
Although there are a few options to get to Mallorca, taking a flight is undoubtedly the easiest and most popular option. Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is located 8 km east of Palma, the capital city of the island.
It’s one of the biggest airports in the country so it can handle lots of travel throughout the year. Keep in mind that some international flights only operate between May and October.
If you’re coming from mainland Spain or another Balearic Island, you can also opt to take a ferry. Mallorca has 2 ferry ports, one in Port d’Alcúdia and one in Palma. Although this is a more scenic way to get to Mallorca, keep in mind that it takes a lot longer than flying. For instance, it takes around 7.5 hours to reach Mallorca from Barcelona or Valencia and 2.5 hours from Ibiza.
Best time to visit Mallorca
Spain is lucky enough to be one of the prettiest dream destinations to visit year-round. So matter when you’re able to make it to Mallorca, you’ll have a fantastic time! However, there are pros and cons to each season and it’s important to know what to expect, so you can choose the best month for your Mallorca road trip.
Mallorca is a popular summer destination among beach lovers so naturally the majority of people visit Mallorca during the summer months. During this time, temperatures can get up to 31°C (89°F), so it can get pretty hot. This time of year also doesn’t see a whole lot of precipitation.
The popularity of visiting during this time makes it a lot more pricy for accommodation and flights. On top of that, finding a parking spot is a real struggle during the summer period which is not so ideal if you’re planning to do a Mallorca road trip.
Spring and fall are considered the shoulder seasons of the year and although you will still come across lots of other tourists, the island is nowhere near as busy as it is in the summer. Plus, the weather is still pretty nice, with highs reaching 28°C (82°F) during some months.
However, the fall is the rainiest time of year in Mallorca, which might deter you from visiting during this time.
Due to its location, the winter is usually mild with many sunny days which makes Mallorca one of the best winter sun destinations in Europe.
Although the average temperature during the day is around 14-16°C (57-60°F) from December to February, sometimes the days can be cold and windy as well so be prepared with some warmer clothes.
You’ll most likely be able to snag a great deal on accommodation during this time, which can make it such an appealing time to visit.
How to get around in Mallorca
Although you can technically take the bus around Mallorca, they don’t run as often as you’d think and the schedule is especially limited on the weekends.
The islands is far too big to explore on foot or with bicycles so if you have an international drivers license, it’s best to rent a car and opt for an exciting Mallorca road trip!
Renting a car will also give you the most freedom possible while traveling, so if you come across other great destinations that aren’t included in this Mallorca itinerary, then you can easily add other stops as you please.
Because most people rent a car when visiting Mallorca, there are a lot of different rental companies. The more popular car rental companies like Hertz or Europcar are located right at the airport so if you fly to Mallorca, you can get one as soon as you land.
Most companies will have daily costs starting from around 17 EUR (20 USD). Sometimes there are price breaks if you rent the car for longer. Be sure to research your options to find which rental company has the most affordable price during your 4 days in Mallorca.
Tips for driving in Mallorca
To drive around Mallorca, you will need an international driving license. Make sure you get one of these before landing, or you might run into problems when picking up your rental car.
Most of Mallorca is pretty easy to drive around, though Palma can sometimes be challenging due to traffic. Plus, a lot of the roads on the island will bring you past beautiful scenery. Make sure you have your camera!
When driving in Mallorca, make sure you drive on the road’s right side, not the left. Knowing what side of the road to drive on when visiting a country is extremely important.
Make sure not to use your phone or drink any alcohol while driving, or risk being fined hundreds of euros or worse. You must also have some sort of insurance in the car in case you are ever pulled over.
Where to Stay in Mallorca
Since Mallorca is a pretty big island, there are no shortage of options when it comes to accommodation. One of the best places to stay in Mallorca is the southern side, in or around Palma de Mallorca. The capital city is close to the airport and it’s also one of the biggest cities on the island so it’s a great place to use as a base for your Mallorca road trip.
You could also opt to stay at Magaluf or Palma Nova on the left side or Ca’n Pastilla or S’Arenal on the right side of Palma. All of these are great options and cater to different budgets, so you should be able to find one that best fits your budget.
Below you can find a few of the top-rated places to stay in these areas.
LUXURY – Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
The 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is located in a 19th-century manor house in the beautiful Plaza de Sant Francesc. Located in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, it is only 300 m from Palma Cathedral and 600 m from Palma Port.
MID-RANGE – Sol Barbados
Set in Magaluf, Sol Barbados offers concierge services, rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a bar. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant, a water park and an outdoor pool. The accommodations provides evening entertainment and a kids’ club.
BUDGET – Ca n’Alexandre-Turismo de Interior
Located in Palma de Mallorca, less than 1 km from Playa Ca’n Pere Antoni, Ca n’Alexandre-Turismo de Interior provides accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a concierge service and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms.
Overview of Your Mallorca Road Trip Itinerary
Rest assured that by following this itinerary, your Mallorca road trip will be one that you’ll never forget. Each day will be packed with some of the best attractions and with a car, you’ll be able to get there a lot easier.
The key to getting through everything on this Mallorca itinerary is to start your day early. If you visit during the summer months, you’ll run into lots of other people also doing a Mallorca road trip which could mean you won’t be able to visit every stop on this list.
Parking can be tough to come by in the summer, this is why planning your time in advance is essential!
Below you can see a breakdown of your Mallorca road trip itinerary by day. Feel free to change the order of the days as you please!
Breakdown of Your 4 Days in Mallorca
DAY 1: Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Placa de Cort, Placa Major, Passeig del Born, Port of Palma de Mallorca, Poble Espanyol de Palma, Castell de Bellver
DAY 2: Far de Cap Blanc, Es Trenc Beach, Mirador Es Pontás, Cala Santanyí, Cala Figuera , Cala d’Or, Botanicactus, Cala Pi
DAY 3: Valldemossa, Son Marroig, Deiá, Sóller, Port de Sóller, Chillout for sunset
DAY 4: Port de Pollenca, Mirador es Colomer, Albercutx Watchtower, Platja de Formentor, Cap de Formentor
Map for Your 4 Day Mallorca Itinerary
Below you can find a customized map which includes all the locations you’re going to visit on this Mallorca road trip itinerary. I marked your 4 days in Mallorca with different colors – I used blue for the first, green for the second, red for the third and yellow for the fourth day, so you can easily see which places you’re going to visit each day.
If you open up this post on your phone and you click on the bracket in the upper right corner of the map, it will open up in your Google Maps app so you can always have it with you. Super convenient, right?
Day 1 of Your Mallorca Road Trip Itinerary
The first day of your Mallorca road trip will be spent exploring Palma, the capital city of Mallorca. Many of the attractions are just walking distance away but you’ll want to bring your car for some of the attractions later in the day. So it’s best to leave your car in a car park for the first half of the day and then pick it up for the last two attractions at the end of the day.
Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
Begin your 4 days in Mallorca by heading straight to the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Otherwise referred as La Seu by the locals, this Gothic cathedral looks truly breathtaking and it’s a must visit on every Mallorca itinerary.
It’s one of the most popular attractions in all of Mallorca, so there’s no better place to start your trip than here. Be sure to check out the beautiful windows – there are 61 stain-glassed windows on the cathedral in total! It’s entirely free to enter but if you want to learn more about the cathedral and its history, you can rent an audio guide for 4 EUR (5 USD).
Royal Palace of La Almudaina
Next, take a one-minute walk to the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. The palace was built in the 14th century and it serves as the official residence for the royals when visiting Mallorca ever since then.
In peak season (from April to September), the Royal Palace is open between 10am-7pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It closes earlier (typically around 4pm-6pm) from October to March but it’s closed on Mondays in every season, so it’s worth planning your Mallorca itinerary according to this.
Tickets usually cost 7 EUR (8.5 USD) per person but if you visit until May 2021, you can benefit from a 50% price reduction. There’s also free admission on certain days throughout the year, like International Museum Day in May and the National Holiday of Spain in October.
Placa de Cort
From the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, take a five-minute walk over to Placa de Cort. This historic plaza in the city is most well known for being host to the Ancient Olive Tree. It’s located directly in the middle of the square, so you can’t miss it even if you tried!
You’ll also want to check out the Ajuntament de Palma City Hall while you’re here, which dates back to the 17th century. It’s the most picturesque building in the square and is incredibly beautiful. While in the square, be sure to take the time to walk around and explore the rest of the area if you can.
Another short walk away is Placa Major, which is a great place to head for lunch. This square is always busy with people, and it’s lined with great shops and restaurants so even if you’re not hungry, it’s an awesome place to just people watch.
If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Placa Major, make sure to check out Enrique Tomas and try their Jamón Serrano! Another great place to eat is Sr. García that offers incredibly delicious tapas and if you’re looking for a light lunch with pastries, granolas and coffee, check out Mise En Place – people are raving about this cafe!
If neither of these places managed to grab your attention, then take the time to walk around the square and find a different place to eat. There are lots of restaurants in the area so even if you’re a picky eater, there will be a restaurant that’s perfect for you!
Passeig del Born
After lunch, take another short walk over to Passeig del Born! It shouldn’t be longer than a 10-minute walk in from Placa Major. This is known for being the prettiest place to explore in all of Palma de Mallorca!
The street is lined with beautiful trees, and the avenue is very walkable. Many shops line the road, so you may even be able to pick up some new clothing or even a souvenir for you to remember your trip here.
Port of Palma de Mallorca
From Passeig del Born, make your way back to the cathedral and then head over to the Port of Palma de Mallorca. This is one of the biggest ports in the area and is incredibly scenic and beautiful!
At the port, take the time to take in the breathtaking views and watch some of the boats come in and out. There are also some shops in this area, so you can take the time to walk around and see some other sights if you want.
This is one of the cruise ship terminals, so if you took a ferry to get here, you might have already seen it!
Poble Espanyol de Mallorca
Next on your Mallorca road trip is Poble Espanyol de Mallorca, an incredible open-air museum with reproductions of many famous Spanish buildings such as Court of the Myrtles from Granada’s Alhambra and Christ of the Lanterns from Córdoba.
You can find 18 buildings and many streets and squares at a 1:2 scale here so you can technically see all the most important buildings in Spain in just an hour, how cool is that?
The easiest way to get here is to get back to your car, and it should be about a 10-minute drive without traffic right along the waterfront. A standard ticket costs 14 EUR (17 USD) per person and the museum is open between 10am-6pm from April to October and between 9am-5pm from November to March.
Castell de Bellver
End your first day of your Mallorca road trip by getting back in the car for a short drive to the Castell de Bellver. This gorgeous castle is from the 14th century and was initially built to house royalty, so you can imagine how breathtaking and elegant it is. It’s built in the classic Gothic style of architecture.
To get inside, you will have to buy a ticket for 4 EUR (5 USD). The castle is open every day except Mondays between 10am-7pm from April to September and between 10am-6pm from October to March.
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on a Sunday then you can enter for free, however, keep in mind that the castle closes at 3pm on Sundays (and on bank holidays).
Day 2 of Your Mallorca Road Trip Itinerary
On the second day of your Mallorca road trip, you’ll be leaving Palma and exploring some of the nearby areas. It will be well worth it!
Keep in mind that if you are traveling during peak season, this is one of the days where you may have to pick and choose which attractions you want to visit. This is because parking may be hard to come by at some destinations, so you’ll want to plan wisely.
Far de Cap Blanc
Begin the second day of your Mallorca road trip by gearing up for a drive. Get in the car for a 30-minute drive to the Far de Cap Blanc. This 19th century lighthouse offers one of the most scenic viewpoints in the area! If you’re a morning person, get up early enough to see the sunrise, you truly won’t regret it.
Historically, the lighthouse was even powered strictly by olive oil, which makes it incredibly unique. Keep in mind that parking is located a little ways away, so you will have to take a bit of a walk to get up to the lighthouse.
Unfortunately you can’t enter the lighthouse but the scenery will surely make up for it!
Es Trenc Beach
After exploring Far de Cap Blanc, take another 30-minute drive to Es Trenc Beach. This is a gorgeous beach with fine white sand and turquoise waters, you’ll truly feel like as if you were laying on a beach in the Caribbean!
Since it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, it usually gets super busy later in the day so that’s why it’s a good idea to visit early in the morning. Moreover, there are practically no shades on the beach so it’s better to avoid the midday sun anyways.
Parking spots are quite limited as well so try to arrive before 9-10am, otherwise you might not be able to visit the beach at all. You will need to pay 7 EUR (8.3 USD) for the parking which is a bit too much, but it’s very well worth it to visit the beach.
The beach extends over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) but unfortunately facilities are quite limited, there are no showers or changing stations on site. There is only one restaurant on the beach so it’s better to pack your own food and drink for the day.
Es Trenc Beach is located right next to the flat wetlands of Ses Salines, so you can even get a glimpse into how salt is produced on the islands. Take the time to relax and swim at the beach, but don’t take longer than a few hours, otherwise you might not be able to see the rest of the places on this Mallorca itinerary.
Mirador Es Pontás
Even though you won’t want to leave the beautiful beach, it’s time to! Take another 30-minute drive to Mirador Es Pontás, one of the most incredible viewpoints in Mallorca. You’re seriously seeing some of the best views today!
Es Pontás is a naturally formed rock with a huge cutout in the middle, so it looks like a natural bridge in the middle of the water. Mirador Es Pontás is the name of the viewpoint from where you can get an incredible view over the rock and the rugged coastline along the sea.
You can leave your car in the nearby parking lot from where you can reach the viewpoint within a few minutes walk. The path is clearly signposted so you can’t miss it!
It’s a very popular place to watch the sunset but it’s less busy during the day so hopefully you won’t run into huge crowds. The area is very picturesque so hopefully you didn’t forget to bring your camera!
If you want to take another dip in the water, you can visit Cala Santanyí after taking in the views at Mirador Es Pontás. You can just leave your car at the parking lot and take a 5-10 minute walk to Cala Santanyí from the viewpoint.
Surrounded by cliff faces and greenery, Cala Santanyí is another one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca. It’s a lot smaller than Es Trenc so if it’s too crowded by the time you get here, feel free to skip it. Otherwise, stay here for a while and catch some sun rays until you feel like you’re officially ready for lunchtime!
Next on your Mallorca road trip itinerary is Cala Figuera, which is only a short 10-minute drive from Cala Santanyí. Located on the left fork of a beautiful Y-shaped bay, this small fishing village dates back to the 14th century and offers an incredible panorama.
Unfortunately you can’t swim here but it’s still worth stopping by and explore the town. It’s also a great place to grab some late lunch if you’re feeling hungry. A few of the top-rated restaurants in Cala Figuera include Restaurante Pizzeria Es Port for pizza and Restaurante L’Arcada for Mediterranean. Both have mid-range prices on their menu.
After you enjoy your lunch and explore the area of Cala Figuera, it’s time to move to another one of the famous Calas in Mallorca. The next stop will be Cala d’Or, which is a 25-minute drive from Cala Figuera if you take the Ma-19 road, or closer to a half-hour if you take Ma-14.
Cala d’Or is a village and a popular beach area located on the southeast coast of Mallorca. It’s most well known for its striking coastlines and its gorgeous beaches, such as Cala d’Or beach, Cala Gran or Cala Petita. In addition to the beaches, you can also find a beautiful marina and the Cala d’Or Yacht Club, most of which is open to the public.
While Cala d’Or is a really stunning place to visit, it’s quite far away from Palma de Mallorca so if you don’t want to stretch your Mallorca itinerary, feel free to skip it. If you start your day really early in the morning you can still make it, so the decision is totally on you!
It’s time to start heading back to the direction of Palma but don’t worry, you will still get to visit two awesome places on the way back! One of them will be Botanicactus, one of the most unique botanical gardens in all of Spain.
This botanical garden looks exactly like a desert. Throughout the park, you’ll find more than 400 different plants and more than 10,000 cacti! There is also an artificial lake in the park surrounded by beautiful green palm trees.
Botanicactus is a true paradise for nature and plant lovers! One thing to note is there are no shades in the park so it’s better to visit early or late in the day.
Botanicactus is a 25-minute drive from Cala d’Or a 13-minute drive from Cala Figuera. It has different opening times in each season but if you’re visiting in the summer period, you’ll have plenty of time to visit as the park only closes at 7.30pm. An adult ticket costs 10.5 EUR (12.5 USD).
The last stop of the day is Cala Pi, another of the best attractions to visit in Mallorca in 4 days. It’s another 30-minute drive away from Botanicactus, but the route is pretty scenic.
Cala Pi is known for being situated in one of the first-ever places on Mallorca that people inhabited. You’ll want to check out the breathtaking bay – while you’ve seen a few seafronts today, this one stands apart. Try to catch the sunset in Cala Pi, it will be an unforgettable experience!
Day 3 of Your Mallorca Road Trip Itinerary
Today you’ll be exploring a few more villages around Mallorca! Yesterday was pretty jam packed so this day will be a lot more relaxed. There aren’t many attractions on your Mallorca road trip itinerary today so you will have more time to explore the different towns and villages.
Start the third day of your Mallorca road trip by heading to one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca: Valldemossa! Located on a hilltop and surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, Valldemossa is a quiet and picturesque village boosting many amazing shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries.
Valldemossa is a 30-minute drive from Palma. You can find 2 large car parks in the villages so leave your car behind and start exploring the village on foot! There are quite a few things to do in Valldemossa, so pick and choose what sounds best for you.
One of the top attractions in Valldemossa is the Royal Carthusian Monastery (otherwise known as Real Cartuja de Valldemossa), which was originally founded as a royal residence but later it became a monastery.
Another must visit spot is the Jardins Rei Joan Carles, which is a lovely garden area to stroll around.
You could also explore the town without much of a plan and stumble across some of the beauties of the village. Plan to spend around 1-2 hours in Valldemossa so you’ll still have time to visit the other attractions on this 4 days in Mallorca itinerary!
From Valldemossa, take a 10-minute drive along the Ma-10 road to Son Marroig. It’s a traditional Mallorcan country estate that belonged to Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria that has been converted into a museum dedicated to his adventurous life.
From the museum, you can get incredible views of the ocean that will genuinely take your breath away! Son Marroig is known for being a popular wedding venue, making sense because of how beautiful it is. Apart from visiting the inside of the museum, make sure to spend some time in the gardens as well!
A ticket to Son Marroig costs 4 EUR (5 USD) which is very well worth it. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday between 9.30am-2pm and 3.30pm-6pm (it’s closed on Sundays).
Next on your Mallorca itinerary is Deiá, another picturesque village which is only a 7-minute drive from San Marroig. Deiá has always been popular among famous artists and writers, it was also home to the famous English poet, Robert Graves.
The main coastal road leading up to Deiá can be very busy during the day and parking is not that easy to come by in the village, so you might need to calculate with some extra time for traffic and parking.
Thanks to its famous artists, you can find many interesting art galleries around the village, along with many amazing gift shops and restaurants. One of the most famous restaurants is the Michelin-starred Es Racó d’Es Teix, a family-owned restaurant offering various Mediterranean and European dishes.
From Deià, take another 20-minute drive to get to the next village on your Mallorca road trip. Sóller is located in a beautiful valley often referred as the “valley or oranges” or the “valley of gold”.
If you happen to visit in March, you can even attend the Orange Festival which showcases the best of its orange harvest.
The town is made up of narrow streets lined with traditional townhouses with beautiful green shutters. Make sure to visit Plaça Constitució, the main square of Sóller where you will find countless of great cafes and restaurants. Right next to the square you will find Eglésia de Sant Bartomeu, a beautiful 16th century baroque church that’s also worth visiting.
Sóller also has three interesting museums: the Natural Science Museum (Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals) promoting botany, zoology and geology; the Museu del Casal de Cultura (Museu de Sóller) filled with antics and relics and Can Prunera, featuring a Modernist art collection.
Port de Sóller
Once you’re there, make your way to the Port de Sóller. This beautiful port is a village of its own and is surrounded by beautiful blue water. Be sure to check out the bay here because it’s absolutely gorgeous and incredibly scenic. Everywhere you look, you’ll feel like you are in paradise.
You can either get back to your car and drive down to Port de Sóller in 10 minutes or you can opt to take a scenic ride on the historical tram. This vintage train is a great tourist attraction in itself which offers an incredible view where you can admire the beautiful mountains, olive trees and orange groves on the way.
You can find many great restaurants and cafes in Port de Sóller so if you’re hungry, you can stop by to have a light dinner. There are two great beaches in the town as well where you can enjoy the warm water in a picturesque scenery.
Sunset at Chillout
End your third day of your Mallorca road trip by getting back in the car and heading to Son Marroig, the same place you were at earlier in the morning. It’s another 30-minute drive away on Ma-10, which is the quickest way to get there.
The best place to catch the sunset here is a bar called Chillout, which is the top-rated bar in this area of Mallorca. It’s known for its incredible views, so get cozy, grab a cocktail, and prepare for a beautiful sunset. It’s a very popular sunset spot in Mallorca and it can get insanely crowded, so try to arrive early to snag a great spot!
Day 4 of Your Mallorca Road Trip Itinerary
Unfortunately, it’s time for your last and final day of your Mallorca road trip! Today you’ll be visiting the northern part of Mallorca where you will see some of the best views that the island has to offer. Let’s get into it!
Port de Pollenca
Begin the last day of your 4 days in Mallorca itinerary by heading to Port de Pollenca, which is a 1-hour drive from Palma de Mallorca. This small town is incredibly picturesque and is most well known for being a popular resort town. It’s filled with great restaurants, shops, and even more excellent beaches.
At the port itself, if you wake up early enough, you may even be able to catch the sunrise. Take the time to enjoy the water and also walk around the rest of the town if you want to. It’s very serene here, and there’s no better time of day to enjoy the port than in the early morning.
Mirador es Colomer
From Port de Pollenca, take a quick 10-minute drive along Ma-2210 to Mirador es Colomer. This is one of the best viewpoints you won’t want to miss out on during your 4 days in Mallorca. The lookout point is perched up on a high cliff so you will be able to see the rest of the area from a great vantage point.
The viewpoint looks out to the ocean and there are tons of beautiful rugged cliffs around, which only add to the view. It can get bustling here later in the day, which is why it’s best to visit right in the morning or earlier in the day to avoid the crowds.
If you can’t get enough of the views, the good news is that you can go even higher! From Mirador es Colomer, a trail leads up to Albercutx Watchtower which is the highest peak on the peninsula, offering some breathtaking views of the island.
The trail is quite steep so I wouldn’t recommend to hike up. Get back in your car and drive up instead! Please note that the winding road leading up to the watchtower is really narrow with many hair pins. To be honest it’s quite scary to navigate, so be sure to drive slowly and be really careful.
Once you’re up there you’ll be treated to great views of the coastline and the nearby mountains, it’s truly breathtaking! You can even see Platja de Formentor from the watchtower, which is going to be the next stop on your Mallorca road trip itinerary.
Platja de Formentor
Now, it’s finally time to head to the beach! From Mirador es Colomer, it takes a mere 10-minute drive to get to Platja de Formentor, one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll see on the island.
It’s important to know that the road leading to Platja de Formentor is practically a dead-end road so it can get incredibly busy. Generally, if you don’t find a parking spot at the parking lot near Platja de Formentor, you’ll have no choice but to turn back and skip visiting the beach.
That’s why it’s important to start your day early because it’s practically impossible to get to the beach in late the afternoon, especially during the summer months. Parking costs 15 EUR (18 USD) for a day (there are no hourly options).
Even if it can be a struggle sometimes to get there, it’s very well worth it as the beach is a true paradise on earth. The water is incredibly blue and crystal clear and the white sandy beach is surrounded by beautiful green mountains which only add to its charm.
Since you’re going to have only one more stop on your Mallorca itinerary for today, take your time to relax on the beach and swim in the water, you’re going to love it!
Cap de Formentor
Last but not least, make your way to Cap de Formentor, one of the most breathtaking viewpoint on the island. There is no better way to end your Mallorca road trip than watching the sunset by the lighthouse at the top!
Getting to Cap de Formentor is a little bit tricky because the road is closed to car traffic between 10am and 7pm during the summer months. Technically you can take a bus during the day but the bus schedule is not so reliable. Instead, I recommend spending the afternoon at the beach and then going up to Cap de Formentor when the road opens.
Now, if you’re visiting during the summer months, it’s super important to be first in line when the clock strikes 7pm. There is only one road leading up to Cap de Formentor which gets insanely busy immediately after it opens. On top of that, parking spots are quite limited on the top so if you don’t want to spend a lot of time stuck in traffic and then search for a parking spot, be there at 7pm sharp (or even better, 5-10 minutes earlier).
Technically it’s a 20-minute drive from the parking lot at Platja de Formentor but you should calculate with at least 30 minutes. This means you will still be able to catch the sunset at the lighthouse which will be an unforgettable experience!
There is a small cafe at the lighthouse but I wouldn’t recommend it as it’s way overpriced. Instead, just take the time to enjoy the sunset on your last day in Mallorca, you totally deserve it!
Now you know exactly how to spend 4 days in Mallorca! Mallorca is utterly beautiful and it’s so much more than just a simple beach destination. I hope you liked this Mallorca road trip itinerary and you will be able to see all the best of Mallorca in 4 days by following this itinerary.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Do you know any other great places in Mallorca that I should include in this 4 day Mallorca itinerary? Let me know in the comments!
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- Standard zoom lens: TAMRON 28-75 mm f/2.8
- Wide angle lens: Sony FE 16-35mm f/4
- Telephoto lens: TAMRON 70-180 mm f/2.8
- Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
- GoPro: GoPro Hero 7
- Camera Bag: Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L
- Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Action
If you want to read more about what is in our camera bag, check out my detailed post about our travel photography gear!