8 days in Yucatan Itinerary

8 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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8 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Halifax
1
Merida
— 4 nights
2
Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rio Lagartos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Halifax

4
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.
Visiting Cenote Yokdzonot and Celestun will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenotes Cuzama. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: EcoMuseo del Cacao (in Ticul) and Mangroves of Dzinitun (in Celestun). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mayapan Mayan Ruins, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Montes Molina, appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Patria, and view the masterpieces at Nahualli Casa de los Artistas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Merida road trip planner .

Halifax, Canada to Merida is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Merida is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Halifax in June: high temperatures in Merida hover around 41°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mangroves of Dzinitun, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Cenotes Cuzama, EcoMuseo del Cacao, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun
Cenotes Cuzama ©
Cenotes Cuzama

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Palacio Municipal, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Maya Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Samula.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Valladolid online trip planner .

Drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Valladolid can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature
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Cenote Maya Park ©
Cenote Maya Park
Cenote Samula ©
Cenote Samula
Palacio Municipal ©
Palacio Municipal

2
nights
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Ria Lagartos.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio Lagartos day trip website .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Rio Lagartos takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Parks Nature
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos

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