12 days in Merida, Bacalar & Holbox Island Itinerary

12 days in Merida, Bacalar & Holbox Island Itinerary

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Fly
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Merida
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bacalar
— 4 nights
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Drive to Chetumal International Airport, Fly to Cancún International Airport, Drive to Holbox Island
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Cancún International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cenote Ik kil and Cenote Yokdzonot. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chichen Itza and Uxmal. Step out of Merida with an excursion to Cenote Hubiku in Temozon--about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, kick back and relax at Celestun, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Merida day trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Merida is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Merida at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bacalar.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Fuerte de San Felipe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben and Pyramid of the Masks will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Mahahual (Costa Maya Port & Maya Chan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bacalar holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Merida to Bacalar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bacalar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

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Holbox Island

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Punta Coco Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Holbox, explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, then head off the coast to Holbox Island, and finally browse the exhibits of La Choza de Fito.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Holbox Island holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Bacalar to Holbox Island with the Route module. When traveling from Bacalar in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Holbox Island: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25: