7 days in Yucatan Itinerary

7 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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7 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Merida
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Shop till you drop at Casa de los Venados and KUXTAL Mexico. Step out of the city life by going to Cenote Ik kil and Zazil Tunich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chichen Itza: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Valladolid (Xkopek Parque Apicola, Cenote Palomitas, & more).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip itinerary maker website .

Portland, USA to Chichen Itza is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Chichen Itza to be much warmer, around 79°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ek Balam
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Posheria Merida, identify plant and animal life at Homun Cenotes, and then delve into the distant past at Uxmal. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cenote Kankirixche, then kick back and relax at Celestun, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria La Eskalera.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Merida driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Merida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Merida, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cenote Kankirixche, Uxmal, Homun Cenotes
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes
Celestun ©
Celestun

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