13 days in Yucatan Itinerary

13 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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Rio Lagartos
— 1 night
2
Valladolid
— 3 nights
3
Yokdzonot
— 2 nights
4
Muna
— 1 night
5
Celestun
— 1 night
6
Merida
— 2 nights

1
night
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas, stroll through Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Ria Lagartos.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Rio Lagartos trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rio Lagartos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Rio Lagartos is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac ©
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac
Photography Tours

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem and Ek Balam. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xkopek Parque Apicola and Zazil Tunich. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Cenote Samula, get outside with Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas, and Head underground at Cenote Maya Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Valladolid journey site.

Traveling by car from Rio Lagartos to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yokdzonot.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ek Balam
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Cenote Samula ©
Cenote Samula
Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem ©
Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem
Cenote Palomitas ©
Cenote Palomitas

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nights
Yokdzonot

Yokdzonot ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yokdzonot road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Yokdzonot takes an hour. In December in Yokdzonot, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Muna.

Things to do in Yokdzonot

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Izamal
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal ©
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua

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night
Muna

Muna ©
Muná is a small city in Muna Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico, to the south of the state capital of Mérida at 20.48°N, 89.72°W. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get outside with Mirador de Muna.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Muna vacation planning app.

You can drive from Yokdzonot to Muna in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yokdzonot in December, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Muna. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Celestun.

Things to do in Muna

Outdoors
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Mirador de Muna ©
Mirador de Muna

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night
Celestun

Celestun ©
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, don't miss a visit to Hacienda Chunchucmil, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangroves of Dzinitun, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestun Wildlife Refuge.

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Traveling by car from Muna to Celestun takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Celestun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Celestun Wildlife Refuge
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Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun
Hacienda Chunchucmil ©
Hacienda Chunchucmil

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote X Batun, explore the ancient world of Mayapan Archaeological Zone, and then kick back and relax at Celestun. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, steep yourself in history at Hacienda Yaxcopoil, and then don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc.

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Getting from Celestun to Merida by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Celestun, Hacienda Yaxcopoil
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Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone

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