11 days in Yucatan Itinerary

11 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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11 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Cozumel
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Merida
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rio Lagartos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Cozumel

3
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valladolid: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Ek Balam (in Temozon) and Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Temple of the Bearded Man, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Casa de los Venados, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Servasio, don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal, and explore the fascinating underground world of Zazil Tunich.

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Cozumel to Valladolid is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Valladolid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, delve into the distant past at Kabah, head outdoors with Mirador de Muna, then take an in-depth tour of Choco Story uxmal, and finally explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uxmal trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Uxmal takes 3 hours. Traveling from Valladolid in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Uxmal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Kabah, Mirador de Muna
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Choco Story uxmal ©
Choco Story uxmal

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nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Merida is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, and delve into the distant past at Mayapan Mayan Ruins.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida vacation planning app .

Getting from Uxmal to Merida by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac and then stroll through Parque Natural Ria Lagartos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de los Santos Reyes, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas.

Before you visit Rio Lagartos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Merida to Rio Lagartos in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santuario de los Santos Reyes
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos
Photography Tours
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac ©
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac