8 days in Yucatan Itinerary

8 days in Yucatan Itinerary

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8 days in Yucatan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
1
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Merida
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chichen Itza: Cenote Hubiku (in Temozon), Valladolid (Cenote Palomitas, Zazil Tunich, & more) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, and explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Chichen Itza is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Chichen Itza hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Uxmal in Uxmal (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida, and explore the ancient world of Mayapan Mayan Ruins.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Merida trip tool .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Merida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Merida when traveling from Chichen Itza in September, with lows around 27°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Uxmal
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

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