3 days in Yucatan Itinerary

3 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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3 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Merida
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Merida
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Izamal
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Rio Lagartos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Progreso
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Celestun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Uxmal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Merida

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande and then admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo.

Plan trip to Merida with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Merida. In May, daytime highs in Merida are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Izamal.
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Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande

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Izamal

Izamal ©
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Izamal trip maker tool .

Getting from Merida to Izamal by car takes about an hour. May in Izamal sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites
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Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Izamal  Ruins ©
Izamal Ruins

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rio Lagartos online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Izamal to Rio Lagartos takes 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Progreso.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas

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Progreso

Progreso ©
Progreso is a port city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, located on the Gulf of Mexico in the north-west of the state some 30 minutes north of state capital Mérida (the biggest city on the Yucatán Peninsula) by highway. To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Progreso trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Rio Lagartos to Progreso takes 3 hours. May in Progreso sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Celestun.

Things to do in Progreso

Shopping
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Bolom Balam ©
Bolom Balam

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Celestun

Celestun
Celestún is a town in Yucatán, Mexico. To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Celestun trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Progreso to Celestun takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Progreso, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Celestun, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Uxmal on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Celestun

Wildlife Parks Nature

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Uxmal

Uxmal ©
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uxmal trip maker tool .

You can drive from Celestun to Uxmal in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Uxmal can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kabah
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah

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