15 days in Merida & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

15 days in Merida & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

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15 days in Merida & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Merida
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Portland

8
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chichen Itza and Cenote Hubiku. Popular historic sites such as Uxmal and Plataforma de Venus are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Valladolid (Museo de San Roque, Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, & more), EcoMuseo del Cacao (in Ticul) and Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal (in Izamal). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Tataya, explore the galleries of Nahualli Casa de los Artistas, examine the collection at Museo Palacio de la Musica, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Montejo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Merida planning tool .

Portland, USA to Merida is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In February, Merida is much hotter than Portland - with highs of 90°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku, EcoMuseo del Cacao, Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah

6
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Dante and Ro'Wo Galeria. Get some cultural insight at Galeria Olinala and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Splash of Glass (in Bucerias). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Los Muertos Beach, and make a trip to Glass Gallery EM.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta road trip planning app .

You can fly from Merida to Puerto Vallarta in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Merida to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Merida in March, things will get a bit cooler in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, Bucerias, Splash of Glass
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Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Zipline
Swim with Dolphins

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