46 days in Yucatan Itinerary

46 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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46 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h
1
Valladolid
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rio Lagartos
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Oxkutzcab
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Uxmal
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Celestun
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Merida
— 12 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Vallazoo and Choco-Story Valladolid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valladolid: Temozon (Ek Balam & Ecopark Xtut), Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Chichen Itza, &more) and Ek Balam Village (Ek Balam & X'Canche Cenote). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, explore the activities along Cenote Maya Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Servasio, and make a trip to Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valladolid trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City, USA to Valladolid is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Valladolid at 83°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Temozon, Ek Balam Village
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Choco-Story Valladolid ©
Choco-Story Valladolid

7
nights
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Get out of town with these interesting Rio Lagartos side-trips: Santuario de los Santos Reyes (in Tizimin) and El Cuyo Beaches (in El Cuyo).

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio Lagartos trip maker.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Rio Lagartos takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Oxkutzcab on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

El Cuyo Beaches, 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

6
nights
Oxkutzcab

Oxkutzcab ©
Oxkutzcab Municipality is a municipality, with a municipal seat of the same name in the Mexican state of Yucatán, southeast of Maní, Yucatán, located at . Explore Oxkutzcab's surroundings by going to Ticul (Iglesia San Antonio De Padua & EcoMuseo del Cacao) and Chacmultun (in Tekax). There's more to do: Head underground at Grutas de Lol-Tun and don't miss a visit to Eco-Museo de Cocoa.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oxkutzcab itinerary website .

Getting from Rio Lagartos to Oxkutzcab by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will leave for Uxmal on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Oxkutzcab

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ticul, Chacmultun
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Iglesia San Antonio De Padua ©
Iglesia San Antonio De Padua
Chacmultun ©
Chacmultun

6
nights
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Mucuyche (Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche & Cenote Kankirixche), Grutas de Calcehtok (in Calcehtok) and Cenote Yaal Utzil (in Abala).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uxmal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxkutzcab to Uxmal takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Uxmal can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You'll set off for Celestun on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Uxmal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mucuyche, Cenote Yaal Utzil, Mirador de Muna, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Kabah
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Grutas de Calcehtok ©
Grutas de Calcehtok

6
nights
Celestun

Celestun ©
Celestún is a town in Yucatán, Mexico. When in Celestun, make a side trip to see Mirador Charcas de Sisal in Sisal, approximately Sisal away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Mangroves of Dzinitun, head outdoors with Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera, stroll through Jaltun Parque Recreativo, and explore the activities along Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

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Drive from Uxmal to Celestun in 2 hours. In February in Celestun, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will leave for Merida on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Celestun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Charcas de Sisal
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Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun
Hacienda Chunchucmil ©
Hacienda Chunchucmil
Mirador Charcas de Sisal ©
Mirador Charcas de Sisal

12
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Celestun and Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario). Venture out of the city with trips to Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama), Cenote noh mozon (in Tecoh) and Cenote San Antonio (in Homun). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Paseo de Montejo, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida travel planning app .

Getting from Celestun to Merida by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cenote San Antonio, Cenote noh mozon, Cenotes Cuzama
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Celestun ©
Celestun
Parque Animaya ©
Parque Animaya

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