16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Merida
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Merida
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
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Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Merida
— 4 nights
End: Merida

4
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.
Step out of Merida to go to Uxmal and see Uxmal, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande, steep yourself in history at Mayapan Mayan Ruins, and see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Merida trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Uxmal
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Dzibilchaltún
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Uxmal ©
Uxmal

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Palacio Municipal, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa de los Venados, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ek Balam and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valladolid trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Merida in April: highs in Valladolid hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

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Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kaahal Home Tulum and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tulum holiday app .

Getting from Valladolid to Tulum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valladolid in April: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 83°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 2nd (Sat), categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Tortugranja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, and then stroll through Playa Norte. On your second day here, make a trip to Women's Beading Cooperative and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Isla Mujeres trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Women's Beading Cooperative ©
Women's Beading Cooperative

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Merida

Merida ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve (in Celestun), Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama) and Choco Story uxmal (in Uxmal). See some other sides of Merida: explore the ancient world of Kabah, tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestun, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Anacronia Antiguedades, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida day trip planning tool .

Getting from Isla Mujeres to Merida by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isla Mujeres in May: highs in Merida hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 75°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Choco Story uxmal, Cenotes Cuzama, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Kabah
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Celestun ©
Celestun
Kabah ©
Kabah
Food Tours

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