60 days in United States & Merida Itinerary

60 days in United States & Merida Itinerary

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60 days in United States & Merida Itinerary

Start: Merida, Mexico
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Austin, United States
— 15 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Marfa, United States
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
3
Plymouth, United States
— 9 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Key West, United States
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Palm City, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
6
Merida, Mexico
— 10 nights
End: Merida, Mexico

15
nights
Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (Mission San Juan, Mission San Jose, & more), Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more) and Bussey's Flea Market (in Schertz). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip planner.

Merida, Mexico to Austin is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merida to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Round Rock, San Marcos, Hahne Estates Winery
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

8
nights
Marfa, United States

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Marfa side-trips: Fort Davis (Davis Mountains State Park, McDonald Observatory, & more), Big Bend National Park (Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Tuff Canyon Trail, & more) and Lajitas (El Camino Del Rio, Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set, & more). The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, take in the natural beauty of Chinati Hot Springs, see the interesting displays at Marfa and Presidio County Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marfa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Marfa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get little chillier in Marfa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plymouth.

Things to do in Marfa

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Davis, Big Bend National Park, Prada Marfa
Highlights from your plan
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive ©
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

9
nights
Plymouth, United States

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plymouth: Acushnet (Stone Bridge Farm & 9/11 Memorial-Acushnet), New Bedford (Museum of Madeirian Heritage, St. Anthony of Padua Church, & more) and East Over Reservation (in Rochester). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, experience rural life at Soule Homestead Education Center, identify plant and animal life at Norris Reservation, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brewster Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Plymouth road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marfa to Plymouth. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Marfa in August, plan for slightly colder days in Plymouth, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

New Bedford, Acushnet, Marshfield, Middleboro, Plympton
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Jenney Museum ©
Jenney Museum
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

11
nights
Key West, United States

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step out of Key West with an excursion to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West travel route builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Plymouth to Key West in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Plymouth in September: highs in Key West hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Palm City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Palm City, United States

Palm City ©
Palm City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. Palm City is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hobe Sound Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palm City travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Key West to Palm City. Traveling from Key West in September, plan for little chillier nights in Palm City, with lows around 28°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Merida.

Things to do in Palm City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hobe Sound
Highlights from your plan
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hobe Sound Beach ©
Hobe Sound Beach

10
nights
Merida, Mexico

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 out of town with these interesting Merida side-trips: Cenote Yokdzonot (in Yokdzonot), Uxmal (in Uxmal) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza, Plataforma de Venus, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenotes de Homun, look for all kinds of wild species at Celestun Wildlife Refuge, and explore the ancient world of Kabah.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Merida trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palm City to Merida. September in Merida sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Cenotes de Homun, Kabah, Iglesia de Eknakan
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc

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