17 days in Yucatan Itinerary

17 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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17 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Rio Lagartos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Valladolid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Uxmal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Celestun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Merida
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Milan

2
nights
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Las Coloradas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural Ria Lagartos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de los Santos Reyes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio Lagartos journey planner .

Milan, Italy to Rio Lagartos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Milan to Rio Lagartos, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santuario de los Santos Reyes
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos
Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas
Photography Tours

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chichen Itza and The Ossuary. Step out of the city life by going to Cenote Samula and Xkopek Parque Apicola. Explore Valladolid's surroundings by going to Ek Balam Village (X'Canche Cenote & Ek Balam), Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man & Cenote Ik kil) and Cenote Yokdzonot (in Yokdzonot). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas, admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Servasio, and make a trip to Palacio Municipal.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valladolid online attractions planner .

You can drive from Rio Lagartos to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. In February in Valladolid, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Village, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote

2
nights
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): Head underground at Grutas de Calcehtok, delve into the distant past at Kabah, then see the interesting displays at Choco Story, and finally make a trip to Uxmal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche, contemplate the long history of Hacienda Yaxcopoil, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Kankirixche.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uxmal trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Uxmal takes 3 hours. Traveling from Valladolid in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uxmal, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Celestun.

Things to do in Uxmal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mucuyche, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Grutas de Calcehtok, Kabah
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Grutas de Calcehtok ©
Grutas de Calcehtok

1
night
Celestun

Celestun ©
Celestún is a town in Yucatán, Mexico. On the 22nd (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Mangroves of Dzinitun, then stroll through Jaltun Parque Recreativo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Celestun driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Uxmal to Celestun in 2 hours. February in Celestun sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Celestun

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mayapan Mayan Ruins and Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal. Step out of the city life by going to Celestun and Manglares de San Crisanto. Explore Merida's surroundings by going to EcoMuseo del Cacao (in Ticul), Homun Cenotes (in Homun) and Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida online travel route planner .

Drive from Celestun to Merida in 1.5 hours. February in Merida sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cenotes Cuzama, Homun Cenotes, Manglares de San Crisanto, EcoMuseo del Cacao, Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal
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Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes
Celestun ©
Celestun

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