2 in 1: Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Best Places to Visit in One Week

  • 04.05.2023 18:19
  • Bruno Arcos
Spain Majorca

Full itinerary with all the best things to see and do in Majorca and Menorca in one week. Discover both islands’ most famous landmarks and tourist hotspots in our Majorca and Menorca 7-day itinerary!

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This Majorca and Menorca 7-day itinerary is a part of our broader travel guide for the islands of Majorca and Menorca. We recommend you check it out for the best travel tips and the most accurate information on transportation, hotels, restaurants and best beaches in Majorca and Menorca.

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Best Things to See and Do

Why choose one when you can visit both, right? Just a 3.5-hour ferry ride away (or even just 60 minutes on some routes), the islands of Majorca and Menorca are part of the famous Balearic archipelago, which is one of Spain’s main tourist hotspots. No wonder! Who wouldn’t want to explore the region and fall head over heels for its magnificent beaches, turquoise waters, national parks and historic towns? From the blue of the sea to the green of the mountains, both Majorca and Menorca are destinations that can please different types of travelers.

So, without further ado, let us introduce you to the cities, beaches and attractions that you should visit on our Majorca and Menorca 7-day itinerary:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 1: Palma de Mallorca

Let’s kick-off our Majorca and Menorca 7-day itinerary with a stroll through the island’s capital of Palma! Although Majorca is mostly renowned for its stunning beaches, Palma is actually packed with plenty of cultural and historical gems that are definitely worth exploring. To get acquainted with the city’s lively pedestrian streets, we recommend wandering through the historic center and taking in the major sights, such as Plaça Major, Plaça d’Espanya, or Passeig del Born.

As you get closer to the port and the marina, you’ll come across the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, the city’s most iconic building. Its sheer size is hard to ignore, but it certainly helps visitors understand why it took about 400 years to complete. Next to it, you’ll find the beautiful S’Hort del Rei Park and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina (7,00€), originally built by the Romans and later repurposed by the Arabs. Today, it serves as one of the official residences of the Spanish royal family. From the upper floors of the palace, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the bay. As you continue your journey, you’ll gradually move away from the city center until you reach Bellver Castle (4,00€), one of Palma’s most popular attractions. This round-shaped castle, one among the very few in Europe, offers a unique historical experience, complemented by breathtaking views. Finally, wrap up your first day by visiting the Mirò Mallorca Foundation (9,00€), the highest-rated museum on the island!

First day wrap-up:

  • Plaça Major
  • Plaça d’Espanya
  • Passeig del Born
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma
  • S’Hort del Rei Park
  • Royal Palace of La Almudaina
  • Bellver Castle
  • Mirò Mallorca Foundation

Cheap restaurant suggestions in Palma de Mallorca:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 2: From the Soller Train to Valldemossa

As mentioned in the transportation section above, we highly recommend taking the scenic route from Palma de Mallorca to Soller aboard the Tren de Soller. These historic train’s carriages date back to 1912, as the line winds its way through the stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountains, offering one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Europe. Upon arriving in Soller, take a walk through the charming town, centered around Plaza de la Constitución, and visit the Church of Saint Bartholomew, before embarking on the famous Fornalutx hike, arguably the most famous marked trail on the entire island. The 2-hour (round trip) trail takes you past the Monastery of Sa Capelleta and offers breathtaking views of the “Valley of Oranges,” named after the area’s extensive orange groves. After your hike, take some time to relax in the gorgeous town of Fornalutx, recognized as one of Spain’s most picturesque villages.

After lunch, make your way to Valldemossa, stopping at the picturesque Alfábia Gardens (7,00€) along the way. Located high in the Serra de Tramuntana, the charming village of Valldemossa is a tiny-yet-gorgeous maze of narrow streets, old houses and cobbled streets. Furthermore, its incredible setting cannot be overstated, with the island’s highest peaks on one side and the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea on the other. Take time to explore the stunning Carthusian Monastery and enjoy a well-deserved ice cream break in the ever-relaxed Plaza Ramon Llull, before starting your descent towards the coast and the Port of Valldemossa. As the afternoon wears on, take a refreshing dip in the tranquil Cala Deià, one of the quietest beaches in the region, which is nestled among the pastel-colored houses and green hills of the equally beautiful village of Deià.

Second day wrap-up:

  • Soller Train
  • Soller
  • Plaza de la Constitución
  • Church of Saint Bartholomew
  • Monastery of Sa Capelleta
  • Fornalutx
  • Alfábia Gardens
  • Valldemossa
  • Carthusian Monastery
  • Plaza Ramon Llull
  • Port of Valldemossa
  • Deià
  • Cala Deià

Cheap restaurant suggestions in Soller and Valldemossa:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 3: Formentor Peninsula

Moving forward with our one-week itinerary of Majorca and Menorca, this day will take you to the dramatic Formentor Peninsula, at the northernmost tip of the island. But before you get there, you’ll pay a visit to the stunning town of Alcúdia, considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Majorca. With its walled old town, charming medieval streets and multitude of Renaissance palaces, this is an absolute must-see. While exploring Alcúdia, don’t miss out on the Bastion of San Ferran, the Alcúdia City Walls, the Church of Saint Jaume or the Chapel of Saint Christ.

Afterwards, you’ll make a detour to the town of Pollença before heading to the peninsula. A prime example of yet another charming Majorcan village nestled between the mountains and the sea, Pollença is known for its Calvary Chapel, which is separated from the old town by a long 365-step staircase. Descending to the Port of Pollença, where you can enjoy a light lunch by the sea, it is then time to finally set foot in the Formentor Peninsula, famous for its lush landscapes, panoramic viewpoints, and, of course, idyllic beaches! Among the wide selection of local beaches, we recommend sticking to Formentor Beach. As the day draws to a close, there’s nothing better than watching the sunset from the Lighthouse of Cap Formentor, said to be one of the best and most atmospheric on the island.

Third day wrap-up:

  • Alcúdia
  • San Ferran Bastion
  • Alcúdia City Wall
  • Church of Saint Jaume
  • Chapel Saint Christ
  • Pollença
  • Old Town Polença
  • Calvary Chapel
  • Port of Polença
  • Formentor Peninsula
  • Formentor Beach
  • Lighthouse of Cap Formentor

Cheap restaurant suggestions in Alcúdia and Pollença:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 4: The Cala from the Southeast

If you came to Majorca to enjoy its stunning scenery and dreamy beaches, then I dare say that your last day on the island will be right up your alley! After all, the best beaches in Majorca are precisely located in the southeast of the island, an area where several coves cut through the coastline, creating small and secluded pieces of heaven for the delight of vacationers from all around the world. While exploring the area, these are the beaches you shouldn’t miss:

  • Cala Ferrera
  • Cala S’Amarador
  • Cala Figuera
  • Cala Llombards
  • Caló des Moro

Some of them are part of the Mondragò Natural Park, which means they are officially designated as protected areas. One thing to keep in mind is that you can walk along hiking trails between some of these beaches, without having to backtrack your way to the paved road and cover larger distances by car. Obviously, this isn’t an option if you want to see them all, since you’d have to walk some mind-boggling 26 kms. However, it can be an excellent leisurely walk, with many interruptions for a dip along the way, if you limit yourself to the 3 beaches in the middle of the list (around 10km). It’s the perfect way to cap off your time in Majorca before hopping on the ferry to the neighboring island of Menorca!

Fourth day wrap-up:

  • Cala Ferrera
  • Cala S’Amarador
  • Cala Figuera
  • Cala Llombards
  • Caló des Moro

Cheap restaurant suggestions along the Southeastern Coast:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 5: Mahon

It’s time to kick-off our adventure in Menorca! And what better way to immerse yourself in the island than by visiting its capital, Mahon, and its surroundings, where you can find fortresses, castles and even islands with a dark past. Once you arrive in Mahon, we recommend taking a stroll through the historic center to unwind and enjoy the views of the port area. For the best views, make sure to stop at the Pont des Castell Viewpoint, before visiting the Church of Santa Maria de Mahon and the Teatro Principal (5,00€ for a guided tour), which, quite unexpectedly I must say, turned out to be one of the most beautiful theaters in the Mediterranean. Once hunger strikes, head down to the Port of Mahon and check out all the fish and seafood restaurants in the area.

For the remainder of the day, you explore the opposite shore of the port, starting with a visit to the famous Lazareto of Mahon (18,00€). Located right in the middle of an islet, this building used to serve as a quarantine center. Since Mahon was home to the easternmost port in all of the Mediterranean, most ships coming from Africa used to stop here, bringing crew members who, unfamiliar to the reality and diseases of these exotic places, were often infected with foreign diseases such as bubonic plague, yellow fever or leprosy. If you’re a fan of bizarre and obscure places, this one’s for you! You can book a guided tour at the Mahon Tourist Information Center. Finally, your last stop of the day will be at the La Mola Fortress (8,00€), a gigantic 19th-century defensive structure with extraordinary panoramic views, and a set of pretty interesting underground chambers and tunnels.

Fifth day wrap-up:

  • Mahon
  • Pont des Castell Viewpoint
  • Church of Santa Maria de Mahon
  • Teatro Principal
  • Port of Mahon
  • Lazareto of Mahon
  • La Mola Fortress

Cheap restaurant suggestions in Mahon:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 6: Villages, Forts, Ruins and Sand

On your second day in Menorca, get ready for a diverse range of attractions and activities catering to every taste. You’ll start in the charming fishing village of Binibeca, located in the southeast of the island. Known as “White City” due to the homogenous white color that covers almost all of its buildings, Binibeca is an incredibly beautiful and photogenic place, despite having been purposely built for tourism back in the 70s. However, one can’t deny how gorgeous the town looks! Moving north, you’ll visit the Marlborough Fort (3,00€), a fortress built by the British to help protect and monitor the entrance to the lucrative Port of Mahon.

From there, you’ll make your way to the village of Son Bou, famous for its local beach. Regardless, your journey will have at least two strategic stops! The first one will take place in Torralba d’en Salort (4,00€), a Menorcan prehistoric town where you can find several ancient constructions such as tombs, houses, walls and even silos! Just 8km to the south, we also recommend a visit to Torre d’En Galmés (3,00€), another 3000-year-old settlement where you can explore the ruins and learn more about the pre-Roman history of the Balearic Islands. Finally, now that you’ve had your fill of the historical and cultural sights, it’s time to take your first dip in Menorca’s world-famous turquoise waters! For that, we invite you to visit Son Bou Beach, the largest on the island. While the eastern side of the beach has all the amenities you could ask for, the western side is much quieter and undeveloped, perfect for a more intimate and secluded atmosphere.

Sixth day wrap-up:

  • Binibeca
  • Marlborough Fort
  • Torralba d’en Salort
  • D’en Galmés Tower
  • Son Bou Beach

Cheap restaurant suggestions between Binibeca and Sant Bou:

Majorca and Menorca 7-Day Itinerary – Day 7: Ciutadella

As your adventure on the beautiful islands of Majorca and Menorca is nearing its end, the time has come to bid farewell! Much like the day before, today will also be filled with a mix of attractions and landmarks that are sure to please different kinds of travelers. However, if yesterday started with history/culture and ended at the beach, today will be the other way around! You’ll begin by exploring the southwest coast of Menorca, famous for its hidden bays and hiking trails. We recommend visiting at least three beaches in the region: Cala Mitjana, Cala Macarelleta and Cala Turqueta. It’s important to note that driving between these beaches will require a detour of 40 km (50 minutes by car), since the access paths are not suitable for road traffic. Even if you choose to take the car, you’ll have to park it at least 15-20 minutes away from the beaches. Alternatively, you can park your rental in Cala Galdana and hike along the pedestrian paths between the beaches. The total distance between Cala Mitjana and Cala Turqueta (one way) is 6.5 km, which roughly translates into a 90-minute walk, passing by Cala Macarelleta on the way. It’s also worth mentioning that these paths are part of the legendary Cami de Cavalls, a 200-kilometer pedestrian route that runs along the entire coastline of Menorca.

In the afternoon, you’ll slowly make your way up to Ciutadella, Menorca’s second-largest city. Just outside the town, we recommend visiting two equally interesting spots. With the fabulous Naveta d’Es Tudons (2,00€) standing out as the most important and well-preserved megalithic construction on the island, it served as a collective tomb for over 100 people and helps shed light on the funeral rites of a civilization with thousands of years of history. Only 1 km away from the city, it’s well worth a quick visit to Pedreres de s’Hostal (7,00€), a former quarry that was converted into a cultural space in 1995. The end result is a delightful complex sculpted directly into the rock, with gardens, labyrinths, statues, staircases and artistic monuments. Once you finally make it to Ciutadella, you’ll spend a few hours exploring its medieval streets and baroque palaces, which help showcase its status as the former capital. Start your journey at the Old Port and visit the Town Hall before heading up to Plaça des Born and marveling at the Cathedral of Santa Maria. To cap off your day, visit the entrance of the new port of Ciutadella and watch the sunset next to the small Castle of St. Nicholas, one of the city’s most iconic buildings. A fitting way to end your much-needed vacation!

Seventh day wrap-up:

  • Cala Mitjana
  • Cala Macarelleta
  • Cala Turqueta
  • Naveta d’Es Tudons
  • Pedreres de s’Hostal
  • Ciutadella
  • Old Port
  • Town Hall
  • Plaça des Born
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria
  • Castle of St. Nicholas

Cheap restaurant suggestions in Ciutadella:

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