36 days in Yucatan Itinerary

36 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio Lagartos
— 2 nights
2
Valladolid
— 7 nights
3
Merida
— 21 nights
4
Celestun
— 2 nights
5
Uxmal
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rio Lagartos

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de los Santos Reyes, thenexplore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Ria Lagartos, and then explore the activities along Las Coloradas.

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Boston, USA to Rio Lagartos is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Valladolid.

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
Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valladolid: Cenote Yokdzonot (in Yokdzonot), Chichen Itza (Las Monjas, Temple of the Big Tables, &more) and Ek Balam Village (X'Canche Cenote & Ek Balam). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, stroll through Xkopek Parque Apicola, explore the activities along Cenote Palomitas, and don't miss a visit to Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Valladolid online vacation planner.

Drive from Rio Lagartos to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Village, Cenote Yokdzonot, Cenote Hubiku
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

21
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Iglesia San Antonio De Padua (in Ticul), Izamal (Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal & Convento de San Antonio de Padua) and Mirador Charcas de Sisal (in Sisal). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Paseo de Montejo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Merida online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Valladolid to Merida by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Valladolid in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Merida, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Celestun.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Homun, Izamal, Tecoh, Iglesia San Antonio De Padua, Celestun
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Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc

2
nights
Celestun

Celestun ©
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hacienda Chunchucmil and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaltun Parque Recreativo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, get outside with Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera, and then take a peaceful walk through Mangroves of Dzinitun.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Celestun attractions planner.

You can drive from Merida to Celestun in 1.5 hours. April in Celestun sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uxmal.

Things to do in Celestun

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun
Hacienda Chunchucmil ©
Hacienda Chunchucmil

3
nights
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
On the 29th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenote Kankirixche, thencontemplate the long history of Hacienda Yaxcopoil, thentake an in-depth tour of Choco Story uxmal, and finally delve into the distant past at Uxmal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Kabah, thenhead outdoors with Mirador de Muna, and then Head underground at Grutas de Calcehtok.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uxmal trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Celestun to Uxmal in 2 hours. In April in Uxmal, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mirador de Muna, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Kabah, Grutas de Calcehtok, Cenote Kankirixche
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil