31 days in Cancun & Yucatan Itinerary

31 days in Cancun & Yucatan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 11 nights
2
Valladolid
— 6 nights
3
Rio Lagartos
— 3 nights
4
Merida
— 7 nights
5
Uxmal
— 3 nights

11
nights
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Croco Cun Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Puerto Aventuras) and Isla Mujeres (Guadalupe Chapel & Isla Brewing Company). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cancun online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cancun. In December, daytime highs in Cancun are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Croco Cun Zoo
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Croco Cun Zoo ©
Croco Cun Zoo

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa de los Venados and Cenote Xkeken. Get out of town with these interesting Valladolid side-trips: Ek Balam Village (Ek Balam & X'Canche Cenote), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza, The Ossuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, stroll through Xkopek Parque Apicola, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xux Ha, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Valladolid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Village, Ek Balam, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

3
nights
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Natural Ria Lagartos and Cocodrilario Rio Lagartos. Step out of Rio Lagartos with an excursion to Santuario de los Santos Reyes in Tizimin--about 48 minutes away.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio Lagartos day trip site.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Rio Lagartos takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

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

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paseo de Montejo and Dzibilchaltún. Step out of Merida to go to Celestun and see Mangroves of Dzinitun, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, and see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida trip planning site.

You can drive from Rio Lagartos to Merida in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uxmal.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mangroves of Dzinitun
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon ©
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

3
nights
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uxmal and Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok. Explore Uxmal's surroundings by going to Cenote Yaal Utzil (in Abala), Grutas de Calcehtok (in Calcehtok) and Cenote Kankirixche (in Mucuyche).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uxmal road trip app.

You can drive from Merida to Uxmal in 1.5 hours. January in Uxmal sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maxcanu, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Mirador de Muna, Kabah, Cenote Yaal Utzil
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Kabah ©
Kabah
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Cenote Yaal Utzil ©
Cenote Yaal Utzil

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