4-Day Relaxing Family Vacation: Sightseeing in Majorca, Spain

Majorca, Spain

4 days

Palma cathedral
Drach caves
Lighthouse at Cape Formentor
Cala Llombards beach
View of the town of Soller

About Majorca, Spain

Experience the enchanting island of Majorca, Spain's largest Balearic Island. Known for its stunning beaches, azure Mediterranean waters, and majestic mountains, Majorca offers a diverse landscape for every traveler. Explore the historic Palma de Majorca, with its Gothic cathedral and bustling markets, or unwind in the tranquil hilltop towns of Valldemossa and Deià. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Magaluf, or immerse yourself in the traditional Spanish culture in the quaint villages. Indulge in delicious local cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and world-class wines. With its perfect blend of natural beauty, rich history, and lively atmosphere, Majorca promises an unforgettable Spanish holiday.

4-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Exploring Palma


Start your day with a visit to the beautiful Bellver Castle, a unique circular castle with panoramic views of Palma and the bay. It's a great place for families to explore and learn about Majorca's history.


Enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch in one of the local restaurants in Palma. Try the local delicacies like tapas, paella, and ensaimada.


After lunch, head to the Palma Aquarium. It's a fantastic place for kids and adults alike with a wide variety of marine life to see.


Have dinner at a family-friendly restaurant offering a variety of cuisines to cater to all tastes.


End your day with a leisurely stroll along the Palma Marina, enjoying the beautiful sunset views.


Start your second day with a visit to the Caves of Drach, a spectacular natural wonder with an underground lake.


Enjoy a seaside lunch in Porto Cristo, with fresh seafood and traditional Spanish dishes on the menu.


Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful beach of Porto Cristo, or take a boat tour to explore the nearby coves.


Have dinner at a local restaurant, trying out more of the local cuisine.


End the day with a leisurely walk along the Porto Cristo Marina, enjoying the peaceful evening atmosphere.


Start your third day with a visit to the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a family hike or a scenic drive through this beautiful mountain range.


Have lunch in one of the charming mountain villages in the Serra de Tramuntana, enjoying the local cuisine and the stunning views.


Spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful village of Valldemossa, known for its charming streets and the Royal Carthusian Monastery.


Enjoy dinner in Valldemossa, trying out the local dishes and enjoying the picturesque views.


End your day with a relaxing stroll through the village, enjoying the peaceful evening atmosphere.


Start your last day with a visit to the Alcudia Old Town, a charming medieval town with well-preserved city walls.


Enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch in one of the local restaurants in Alcudia.


Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful beach of Alcudia, or explore the nearby Roman ruins.


Have your last dinner in Majorca at a local restaurant, enjoying the local cuisine and the beautiful views.


End your trip with a leisurely stroll along the Alcudia Marina, soaking in the beautiful views and the peaceful evening atmosphere.

Attractions in Itinerary (6)

Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle

A unique circular castle with a museum and stunning views over Palma.

Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium

An impressive aquarium showcasing a variety of marine life, including sharks, with a large jungle roof garden.

Caves of Drach

Caves of Drach

A network of four great caves that extend to a depth of 25 m, housing one of the largest underground lakes in the world.

Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana

A mountain range along the northwest coast of Majorca. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site and a great place for hiking, cycling, and enjoying stunning views of the island.

Royal Carthusian Monastery

Royal Carthusian Monastery

The Royal Carthusian Monastery, also known as Real Cartuja, is a historic monastery in Valldemossa, Majorca. It was built in the 14th century and has served as a royal residence, a Carthusian monastery, and a cultural landmark. The monastery is famous for its beautiful architecture, its historic pharmacy, and its connections to notable figures like the composer Frederic Chopin and the writer George Sand.

Religious Sites
Cultural Experiences
Alcudia Old Town

Alcudia Old Town

A charming old town with narrow streets, medieval walls, boutique shops, restaurants and a bustling market.

Cultural Experiences

Local Food and Drinks (12)



A traditional pastry in Majorca, made with flour, water, sugar, eggs, and a type of lard called 'saim'. It is usually enjoyed for breakfast or dessert.



A raw cured sausage, typical of the Balearic Islands. It is made from selected pork meat, seasoned with salt, paprika and black pepper.

Pa amb oli

Pa amb oli

A simple and traditional dish in Majorca, consisting of bread, usually 'brown bread', with garlic, ripe tomatoes, olive oil and salt.



A traditional vegetable dish from Majorca. It is made with layers of sliced potatoes, aubergines and red bell peppers previously fried in olive oil.

Arròs Brut

A traditional Majorcan rice dish cooked with rabbit, chicken, and a variety of local vegetables. The name translates to 'dirty rice' due to its dark color from the meat and vegetables.

Lechona al Horno

A popular dish in Majorca, it is a whole suckling pig slow-roasted in the oven, often served during special occasions.


A traditional Majorcan salad made with tomatoes, green peppers, and onions, dressed with olive oil and salt. It is often served as a side dish during the summer months.

Frit Mallorquí

A traditional Majorcan dish made from offal, potatoes, and assorted vegetables, all fried together. It is often served as a tapa.

Herbes de Mallorca

Herbes de Mallorca

A traditional Majorcan liqueur made from anise and other aromatic plants such as rosemary, thyme, and fennel. It is often served as a digestive after meals.

Almond Cake

A traditional Majorcan dessert made from almonds, sugar, eggs, and butter. Almonds are a common product of the island, making this cake a local favorite.



A traditional Majorcan non-alcoholic drink made from lemon, sugar, and water. It is often served as a refreshing drink during the hot summer months.



A traditional Majorcan dish of roasted suckling pig. The pig is marinated with herbs and spices, then slow-roasted until tender and crispy.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Majorca, Spain is typically between the months of April and October. During this period, the weather is warm and pleasant, perfect for beach activities and exploring the island. The peak tourist season is July and August, so if you prefer a quieter vacation, consider visiting in the shoulder months of April, May, September, or October. These months still offer great weather but with fewer crowds.

National holidays

Here you can find the national calendar of all public holidays for the year. These dates are subject to change as official changes are announced, so check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday Name

January 1


New Year's Day

January 6



February 13


Carnival Tuesday (Extremadura)

February 28


Day of Andalucía (Andalusia)

March 1


Day of the Balearic Islands (Balearic Islands)

March 28


Maundy Thursday (regional holiday)

March 29


Good Friday

April 1


Easter Monday (regional holiday)

April 10


Eid al-Fitr (Melilla)

April 23


Castile and León Day (Castile-Leon)

April 23


Day of Aragón (Aragon)

May 1


Labor Day / May Day

May 2


Day of Madrid (Madrid)

May 17


Galicia Literature Day (Galicia)

May 30


Day of the Canary Islands (Canary Islands)

May 31


Day of Castile-La Mancha (Castile-La Mancha)

June 9


Day of La Rioja (La Rioja)

June 10


Day off for Day of La Rioja (La Rioja)

June 13


San Antonio (Ceuta)

June 17


Eid al-Adha (regional holiday)

June 24


Saint John the Baptist Day (regional holiday)

July 25


Feast of Saint James the Apostle (regional holiday)

August 5


The Day of Our Lady of Africa (Ceuta)

August 15


Assumption of Mary

September 2


Day of the Independent City of Ceuta (Ceuta)

September 8


Virgin of the Victory (Melilla)

September 8


Day of Asturias (Asturias)

September 9


Virgin of the Victory observed (Melilla)

September 9


Day off for Day of Asturias (Asturias)

September 11


National Day of Catalonia (Catalonia)

September 15


Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida (Cantabria)

September 17


Day of Melilla (Melilla)

October 9


Day of the Valencian Community (Valencia)

October 12


Hispanic Day

November 1


All Saints' Day

December 3


Day of Navarre (Navarre)

December 6


Constitution Day

December 9


Immaculate Conception observed (regional holiday)

December 25


Christmas Day

December 26


St Stephen's Day (Catalonia)

Please note that during national and public holidays, opening hours for establishments, museums, etc. may vary. Don't forget to check in advance!

How to get around

Renting a car is a popular option for getting around Majorca. It provides the flexibility to explore the island at your own pace. There are numerous car rental companies available at the airport and in the main towns.

Majorca has an extensive bus network that connects the main towns and tourist areas. The buses are reliable and relatively frequent, making it a cost-effective way to travel around the island.

Majorca's diverse landscape makes it a popular destination for cycling. There are numerous bike rental shops across the island, offering everything from mountain bikes to road bikes. It's a great way to explore the island's scenic routes.

Taxis are readily available in Majorca, especially in the main towns and tourist areas. They can be hailed on the street, booked in advance, or picked up from designated taxi ranks.

There are two train lines in Majorca. One connects Palma to Inca, Sa Pobla and Manacor, while the other is a vintage train that runs from Palma to Soller. The train is a comfortable and scenic way to travel around the island.

Ridesharing services like Uber are not currently available in Majorca. However, there are local apps like Taxi Click Mallorca that offer similar services.

Ferries operate between Majorca and the other Balearic Islands, as well as the mainland. It's a great way to explore the surrounding islands or take a day trip to Barcelona.

Renting a motorcycle or scooter is a fun and convenient way to explore Majorca. There are numerous rental shops across the island, offering a range of vehicles to suit different skill levels.

Many of Majorca's towns and resorts are compact and pedestrian-friendly, making walking a viable option for getting around. It's also a great way to take in the island's beautiful scenery and discover hidden gems.

Majorca's diverse landscape, with its mountains, coastal paths and rural trails, makes it a paradise for hikers. There are routes to suit all levels of fitness and experience.

Boat trips are a popular way to explore Majorca's stunning coastline. There are numerous companies offering everything from short excursions to full-day cruises.

While we strive for accuracy in our "How to get around" section, the information may not always be up-to-date or 100% accurate; we highly recommend cross-checking with local resources before your travel.

Important information

Currency€ EUR

Time zoneUTC+1

Driving sideRight

Emergency phone112

Drinking waterYes

Power sockets

Power socket type CPower socket type F

Voltage230 V

Things to know about Majorca, Spain as a first time visitor


Majorca is part of the Balearic Islands, which are an autonomous community of Spain.


The official languages are Catalan and Spanish, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.


The local currency is the Euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always good to carry some cash for smaller establishments.


Majorca operates on Central European Time (CET) and observes daylight saving time.


The island has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Average summer temperatures range from 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C), while winter temperatures range from 40°F to 60°F (4°C to 15°C).


The peak tourist season is from June to August. If you prefer a quieter visit, consider traveling in the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and fall (September to November).


Tipping is customary in Majorca. It's typical to leave a 10-15% tip in restaurants and round up to the nearest Euro for taxi drivers.


Majorca has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses, trains, and ferries. Renting a car is also a popular option for getting around the island.


The island is known for its traditional cuisine, which includes dishes like 'tumbet' (a vegetable casserole), 'sobrasada' (a type of sausage), and 'ensaimada' (a sweet pastry).


Majorca is a popular destination for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and water sports.


The island has a vibrant nightlife, particularly in the capital city of Palma and the resort town of Magaluf.


Majorca is generally safe for tourists, but as with any travel destination, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against pickpocketing and other petty crimes.


The island has a mix of sandy beaches and rocky coves. Be sure to bring appropriate footwear if you plan to explore the latter.


Tap water is safe to drink in Majorca, but it has a high mineral content that some people find unpleasant. Bottled water is widely available.


Majorca has a rich history and culture, with influences from the Romans, Moors, and Christians. You'll see this reflected in the architecture, festivals, and local customs.


The island has a range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts to budget hostels and vacation rentals.


If you're planning to visit religious sites, be sure to dress modestly out of respect for local customs.


Majorca has a number of local markets where you can buy fresh produce, local crafts, and other goods. These are typically held in the mornings.


The island's healthcare system is of a high standard. European Union citizens should bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for free or reduced-cost treatment.


Majorca operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. The power sockets are of type F. If your appliances use a different type, you'll need a plug adapter.

Basic Catalan to know as a first time visitor

English phrase

Native phrase


When to use it




Greeting someone




Leaving or saying goodbye to someone


Por favor

Por fa-vor

When asking for something

Thank you



When someone helps you or gives you something



Agreeing with someone or something




Disagreeing with someone or something

Excuse me



Getting someone's attention or apologizing

I'm sorry

Lo siento

Lo see-en-to


Do you speak English?

¿Hablas inglés?

Ab-las in-gles

When you need to communicate in English

I don't understand

No entiendo

No en-tee-en-do

When you don't understand what is being said

Where is the bathroom?

¿Dónde está el baño?

Don-de es-ta el ban-yo

When you need to use the bathroom

How much does it cost?

¿Cuánto cuesta?

Kwan-to kwes-ta

When you want to know the price of something

I would like...

Me gustaría...

Me gus-ta-ree-a

When you are ordering food or a service




When you need help

Call the police!

¡Llama a la policía!

Ya-ma a la po-lee-see-a

When you need the police

I'm lost

Estoy perdido

Es-toy per-dee-do

When you can't find your way

Can I have the menu, please?

¿Puedo tener el menú, por favor?

Pwe-do te-ner el me-nu, por fa-vor

When you want to see the menu at a restaurant




When you want to order water




When you want to order beer




When you want to order wine

Packing List

  • Clothing

  • Underwear (4 pairs)

  • Socks (4 pairs)

  • T-shirts (4)

  • Shorts (2 pairs)

  • Long trousers/jeans (1 pair)

  • Swimwear

  • Sleepwear

  • Lightweight jacket

  • Walking shoes

  • Sandals/Flip-flops

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat/Cap

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Body wash/soap

  • Razor and shaving cream

  • Sunscreen

  • After-sun lotion

  • Lip balm with SPF

  • Makeup and makeup remover

  • Hairbrush/comb

  • Travel-size first aid kit

  • Travel documents and essentials

  • Passport/ID

  • Airline tickets

  • Hotel reservation confirmation

  • Travel insurance documents

  • Credit/debit cards

  • Cash (Euros)

  • Driving license (if planning to rent a car)

  • Electronics and gadgets

  • Smartphone

  • Charger for smartphone

  • Headphones

  • Camera

  • Charger for camera

  • Travel adapter plug

  • Portable power bank

  • Miscellaneous items

  • Travel pillow

  • Earplugs and eye mask

  • Snacks for the journey

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Books/magazines for the journey

  • Travel guide for Majorca

  • Spanish phrasebook

  • Beach towel

  • Beach bag

Weather Conditions

Majorca, Spain is known for its Mediterranean climate, which means it experiences hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. If you're planning to visit Majorca during the summer months, from June to August, you can expect average high temperatures around 86°F (30°C). It's the perfect time for beach activities and water sports, but remember to stay hydrated and use sun protection, as the sun can be quite strong. The shoulder seasons, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), are also great times to visit. Temperatures during these periods range from 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C), which is ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and sightseeing. Rainfall is relatively low, but it's always a good idea to check the forecast and carry a light rain jacket just in case. Winter in Majorca, from December to February, is mild compared to many other European destinations. Average high temperatures range from 59°F to 61°F (15°C to 16°C). While it's not beach weather, it's still comfortable for exploring the island's towns and countryside. However, keep in mind that this is the wettest time of the year in Majorca, so pack an umbrella or waterproof clothing. Regardless of when you visit, it's always a good idea to check the local weather forecast before your trip to ensure you pack appropriately. Also, remember that weather can change quickly, especially in the shoulder and winter seasons, so be prepared for a variety of conditions.

MonthHi / Lo (°C)Weather Overview


15° / 8°

January is the coldest month in Majorca, but it's still relatively mild with an average high of 15°C. It's a great time to visit if you prefer cooler weather and fewer tourists.


16° / 8°

February sees a slight increase in temperature, with highs of 16°C. It's still off-peak season, so you can enjoy the island's attractions without the crowds.


18° / 10°

March marks the beginning of spring in Majorca, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 18°C. The island starts to get busier, but it's still less crowded than the summer months.


20° / 12°

April is a pleasant month to visit Majorca, with temperatures averaging between 12°C and 20°C. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and cycling.


24° / 16°

May is a fantastic time to visit Majorca, with warm temperatures ranging from 16°C to 24°C. The island is in full bloom and the tourist season is in full swing.


28° / 20°

June is the start of the hot summer season in Majorca, with temperatures hitting highs of 28°C. It's a great time for beach activities and water sports.


31° / 23°

July is the hottest month in Majorca, with temperatures soaring up to 31°C. It's the perfect time for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife.


31° / 23°

August is equally hot as July, with temperatures ranging from 23°C to 31°C. The island is bustling with tourists, making it a lively time to visit.


28° / 20°

September sees a slight drop in temperature, but it's still warm with highs of 28°C. It's a great month to visit if you prefer a less crowded and slightly cooler environment.


24° / 16°

October marks the start of autumn in Majorca, with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 24°C. The weather is still pleasant for beach activities and sightseeing.


20° / 12°

November sees a further drop in temperature, with highs of 20°C. It's a quieter time to visit, perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed holiday.


18° / 10°

December is a cooler month in Majorca, with temperatures averaging between 10°C and 18°C. It's a great time to enjoy the island's Christmas festivities and mild winter weather.

Did you know?

Did you know that Majorca is the largest island in Spain and is located in the Mediterranean Sea?

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