Mallorca in October: Weather and Best Things to Do (2024)

Thinking about an autumn escape and wondering if Mallorca in October is the place to be? Worried that it’ll be too cold or too boring? You’re in the right spot!

Caleb and I have traveled all over Spain in October and have personally visited this beautiful Balearic gem during October and we have to say, October is one of our favorite months to visit. It might be one of our favorite places in Spain in the fall! Why? October weather in Majorca offers the most perfect blend of mild warmth and fewer crowds, making it ideal to escape the colder weather in the USA without feeling crowded by the tourists that visit in the summer!

In this post, we’ll give you the full scoop on what to expect in October—from the weather that’s just right for outdoor adventures to the cultural events that shouldn’t be missed. And for those who prefer visuals, I’ve got a quick video with some of the key points.

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From the author: I have personally visited the lovely island of Mallorca in October and it is one of my favorite months to visit! If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will respond right away!

Pros and Cons of Visiting Mallorca in October


October in Mallorca is a breath of fresh air—literally. The scorching summer heat mellows out, making it ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and cycling. We LOVED checking out all the best places by car without feeling like we were melting!

The beaches are less crowded, giving you more space to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea without being all up in someone’s biznas! Plus, the island is still vibrant with local festivals and events that offer a deep dive into Mallorcan culture.

The best part? Prices for flights and accommodations generally drop after the summer rush, making it a more budget-friendly option. We thing October is just the BEST time in Mallorca!


While October offers a lot of perks, it’s not without its downsides.

Similarly to visiting Mallorca in other transitional months like April, Mallorca’s October weather can be a bit unpredictable, with occasional rain showers and cooler evenings. If you’re set on a beach-centric vacation, the sea temperatures start to dip, making swimming less appealing for some. We still did it but we have to say, it was colder than we expected.

Also, as the month progresses, some tourist services and attractions begin to close for the off-season as the summer season comes to a close.  So, if you have specific places in mind, it’s best to check their operating hours. 

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Majorca in October Weather

Mallorca in October weather is a transitional month, marking the shift from the hot summer months of June or July to the milder autumn season. Similar to September in Mallorca, you can expect around 7-9 hours of sunlight per day, which is still plenty of time for outdoor activities. The skies are generally clear, but cloud cover does increase compared to the summer months—clear skies are around 60% of the time.

As for rain, October sees a slight uptick in precipitation as one of the rainiest months of the year, with the chances hovering around 20-25% (roughly 6 days per month.) While it’s not a washout, like rainier December, it’s a good idea to pack a light rain jacket just in case. Overall, the weather is pleasant but mixed, offering a blend of sunny and cloudy days.

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Temperature in Majorca in October

October in Majorca is pleasantly warm and not scorching, a little bit warmer than the following month of November in Mallorca. According to Weather Spark, the average temperature in the daytime hovers around 73°F (23°C), making it ideal for exploring the island without breaking a sweat. Don’t be surprised if some days feel a bit cooler, dipping into the high 60s°F (around 20°C).

As the sun sets, the air gets a bit crisp. Mallorca temperature October usually settles in the low 60s°F (around 16°C) in the evening so a light sweater or jacket is a good idea. 

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Things to Do in Mallorca in October

Outside of all the local festivals, there are some fun things to do for couples in Mallorca that are especially great for October:

  • Olive Harvest Experience: October is the start of the olive harvest season. Many local farms offer tours where you can learn about the process and even participate in picking olives. 
  • Wine Tasting in Binissalem: This region is known for its excellent wines, and October’s milder temperatures make it a perfect time for a vineyard tour. Sip on local varieties and enjoy the fall colors in the vineyards. If you want something more unique, check out the wine festivals in Binissalem in September!
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: With the cooler weather and less crowded skies, October is an ideal time for a hot air balloon ride over the island, which is an awesome thing to do in Mallorca for couples! Experience Mallorca from a whole new perspective with a gorgeous view of the Tramuntana mountains!

If you plan to rent a car, make sure to do so in advance. We booked through Discover Cars and it was a great experience!

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Events and Holidays in Majorca in October

October in Mallorca is far from sleepy; it’s a month bursting with life and local flair. Here’s the lowdown on some of the best events and holidays you won’t want to miss:

Harvest Fairs and Food Festivals – October is all about celebrating the harvest. Towns like Llucmajor extend their autumn fairs throughout the month. Expect live folk music, markets, and a whole lot of local produce. Foodies, mark your calendars for food festivals featuring everything from mahi-mahi fish in Cala Ratjada to the traditional food of Mallorca such as sandwiches in Palma.

Palma de Mallorca Marathon – This event is held in Palma in October and is a big deal, attracting thousands of runners for various races, including a marathon, half-marathon, and even a kid’s run. The route takes you past some of Palma’s most iconic old town sights too!

The date is October 20th, 2024. You can find information here!

Oktoberfest – Yes, you read that right! Oktoberfest is a big deal in Mallorca, thanks to a large German community. House of Son Amar hosts one of the biggest and best celebrations. 

Arts and Crafts Fairs – Places like Alaró host guild fairs where you can find unique arts and crafts. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir of Spain!

Fira Dolça in Esporles – This annual event showcases Mallorca’s finest confectioneries, pastries, and desserts from traditional ensaïmadas to innovative chocolate creations. Plus, there are cooking workshops and live music! This is held the first weekend of October!

Event details for many of these festivals and fairs will be posted on the specific municipal websites the week before the event and we will do our best to keep them updated!

Hotels get booked really quickly, especially around festivals, so you want to book in advance! As Palma is a great base, here are our top picks for accommodation near Palma:

For a mid-budget accommodation (our go-to) we suggest this Airbnb as it’s centrally located in the center of Palma, walkable to basically all the sites, and is a traditional, Mallorcan-style apartment with a beautiful balcony! We loved it here but it’s not the cheapest or most luxurious option!

Click here to see the current prices and availability!

Budget: If you’re looking to save a buck, it’s a bit hard in Mallorca! However, we recommend MHOUSE Boutique Hotel Palma. It’s located in the heart of the city right by the antique train station for a winning location, and even has the option to have breakfast included!

Click here to see the current prices and availability!

Luxury: want to treat yourself? We recommend the Puro Grand Hotel! The place oozes romance and class with its Arabic-inspired design and charming courtyard (I mean, just look at it!) The location is central and amazing too!

Click here to see the current prices and availability!

If none of those float your boat, or you want to stay outside of Palma, click here to check out other options around the island. You’ll also get hotel photos, reviews and info!

What to Wear In Mallorca in October

October in Mallorca means you will experience warm days but also cooler evenings, so layering is your best friend. A light jacket or a cozy sweater is a must for those chillier nights. During the day, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen will keep you comfortable while you’re out exploring.

For Men: A pair of versatile shorts and a couple of long-sleeve shirts are ideal. Don’t forget a light jacket for the evenings.

For Women: A sundress that can be layered with a cardigan or light jacket is perfect. We also recommend a pair of comfortable sandals and closed-toe shoes for walking.

People walking down a tree lined road in Mallorca on an overcast day

Packings Tips for Visting Mallorca in October

Here are some tips and things to consider when packing your backpack or suitcase to fly away to Mallorca in October!

  • Layer Up: Pack a mix of short and long-sleeve tops to adapt to the fluctuating temperatures.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are a must for daytime exploring, especially if you decide not to have a car in Mallorca! A pair of dressier shoes for evening outings wouldn’t hurt either.
  • Driving Essentials: If you’re planning to rent a car, remember that closed-toe shoes are a legal requirement for driving in Mallorca.
  • Connectivity: We’re big fans of Google Fi for seamless internet access. If that’s not up your alley, consider a Spanish SIM card from World Sim so you don’t have to deal with getting it when you land. 
  • Swimwear: Even though it’s October, the sea can still be warm enough for a dip. Pack at least one swimsuit.
  • Hydration: A reusable water bottle is essential, especially if you’re out and about all day.
  • Camera Gear: Don’t forget your camera and perhaps a portable charger. You’ll be snapping pics left and right and you want to be able to have memories!
  • Light Rain Gear: An easily packable raincoat or umbrella can come in handy, as October can have occasional showers. Here is a great one for women and here is one for men!


Is October a good time to visit Mallorca?

Absolutely, October is a fantastic time to visit Mallorca if you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe. The weather is still pleasant but not scorching, and the summer crowds have thinned out. You’ll get to experience the island’s natural beauty and culture without the extreme crowds.

Is Majorca hot in October?

No, Majorca in October isn’t hot, but it’s comfortably warm. Daytime temperatures usually hover around 73°F (23°C), making it really nice for outdoor activities. However, evenings can get a bit cooler, so you need to pack accordingly! 

Can you still swim in Mallorca in October?

Yes, you can still swim in Mallorca in October! The sea temperature is around 73-77°F (23-25°C), which is pretty nice for a swim and we did it ourselves! However, it’s not as warm as the summer months, so if you’re sensitive to cooler water, you might find it a bit chilly!

How warm is the water in Mallorca in October?

The water in Mallorca in October is relatively warm, with sea temperatures ranging from 73-77°F (23-25°C). It’s not as warm as the peak summer months, but it’s still comfortable for swimming or water activities. 

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Let’s Wrap This Up: Is Mallorca in October for you?

So, is October the best time to visit Mallorca? We say, oh HECK YES! October offers a sweet spot of mild weather, fewer crowds, and a chance to experience local festivals like Fira Dolça. It’s a fantastic time for those who love a balanced vacation—warm enough for beach days and cool enough for exploring. If you’re looking for a more laid-back Mallorca experience, October could be the best month for you! But, if you want sun you may want to visit Mallorca in June!

Now that you know when to go, you have to figure out where to stay! Our ultimate guide on where to stay in Mallorca will help you plan just that!

So, would you visit in October or wait until the Summer?

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