7 days in Yucatan Itinerary

7 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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7 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Puerto Vallarta
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Merida
— 3 nights
2
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Puerto Vallarta

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Celestun and Progreso Beach. Take a break from Merida with a short trip to Uxmal in Uxmal, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo, delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, steep yourself in history at Mayapan Mayan Ruins, and see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Merida fast, fun, and easy.

Puerto Vallarta to Merida is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in June, you will find days in Merida are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Uxmal
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Celestun ©
Celestun
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken and then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Chichen Itza, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then have fun and explore at Choco-Story Valladolid, and finally Head underground at Zazil Tunich.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Merida to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ek Balam
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Choco-Story Valladolid ©
Choco-Story Valladolid
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

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