Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Recommend an 8-day itinerary: Merida + surrounding area

Jump to last reply

Our family of four (2 college-aged kids) would like to make our first vacation to Mexico, primarily to see the ruins and more of the "colonial" interior. While hitting the beaches might be fun too, that is not a requirement or #1 priority. Our target date is Dec 17 - 25.

We are thinking about flying to Merida and exploring that city, and then doing a few day trips from there.
Or if we stay at another place in addition to Merida, it would be for the "second" half of the trip --- we don't want to go from hotel to hotel during such a short vacation.

Can you recommend an itinerary, flying into Merida, possibly flying back via another spot. Close enough to ruins and other cultural spots. And maybe finishing near "off the beaten path" beaches, or at least not heavily tourist-laden beaches.

Thanks for any help!

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 buying silver jewelry in cancun
  2. 2 Suze: Can you tell me about your trips to Puerta Vallarta?
  3. 3 Wanna be Expats!!! Can we move to Mexico sooner? Work? Elsewhere?
  4. 4 Rainy season
  5. 5 Uvita during green/rainy season - should we go??
  6. 6 Costa Rica questions
  7. 7 booking rooms for spring break
  8. 8 Trip Report 5th Trip CR with Teenagers-Bosque Del Cabo and Iguana Lodge June '14
  9. 9 3 extra hours in Mexico City airport, any shopping malls nearby?
  10. 10 Car Rental in Costa Rica
  11. 11 Playa Del Carmen Day Tours
  12. 12 Riu Santa Fe vs Palace
  13. 13 Guatemala customs question
  14. 14 Jaco to Montezuma ferry- has anyone taken it??
  15. 15 30 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cozumel (in pictures)
  16. 16 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  17. 17 Costa Rica: Mal Pais or Manuel Antonio?
  18. 18 Mextrotter
  19. 19 CAR RENTAL 4WD COSTA RICA
  20. 20 carniva cruise key west and cozumel in august 2014
  21. 21 How to Reach Cancun Tourists
  22. 22 Costa Rica Osa Questions
  23. 23 Trip Report Back from Bosque del Cabo
  24. 24 costa rica
  25. 25 Costa Rica during Easter week?
View next 25 » Back to the top