16 days in Yucatan Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Celestun and Hacienda Yaxcopoil. When in Merida, make a side trip to see Cenotes Cuzama in Cuzama, approximately Cuzama away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo, and delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida trip itinerary planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Merida is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Guatemala City in March, things will get a bit warmer in Merida: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Celestun.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Yucatan, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Cenotes Cuzama
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Cenote Jardin del Eden ©
Cenote Jardin del Eden
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil

1
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Celestun

Celestun ©
On the 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaltun Parque Recreativo, then take a peaceful walk through Mangroves of Dzinitun, then make a trip to Hacienda Chunchucmil, and finally explore the activities along Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Celestun trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Celestun in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Muna.

Things to do in Celestun

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun
Hacienda Chunchucmil ©
Hacienda Chunchucmil

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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): Head underground at Grutas de Lol-Tun, examine the collection at EcoMuseo del Cacao, then delve into the distant past at Uxmal, and finally head outdoors with Mirador de Muna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche and then Head underground at Grutas de Calcehtok.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Muna trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Celestun to Muna in 2 hours. March in Muna sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yokdzonot.

Things to do in Muna

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grutas de Calcehtok, Grutas de Lol-Tun, Uxmal, Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche, EcoMuseo del Cacao
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Grutas de Calcehtok ©
Grutas de Calcehtok
Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche ©
Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche

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night
Yokdzonot

Yokdzonot ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yokdzonot trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muna to Yokdzonot in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Muna in March, Yokdzonot is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valladolid.

Things to do in Yokdzonot

Nature · Parks
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Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zazil Tunich and Cenote Samula. Change things up with these side-trips from Valladolid: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza, The Ossuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cenote Palomitas, get outside with Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman, explore the galleries of Casa de los Venados, and don't miss a visit to Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valladolid travel route planner.

You can drive from Yokdzonot to Valladolid in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Cenote Palomitas ©
Cenote Palomitas
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural Ria Lagartos. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac, and then get outside with Cocodrilario Rio Lagartos.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio Lagartos trip maker app.

Drive from Valladolid to Rio Lagartos in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos
Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac ©
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac