14 days in Nauta, Machu Picchu & Mendoza Itinerary

14 days in Nauta, Machu Picchu & Mendoza Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Nauta, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  22 h 15 min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Boston, United States

2
nights
Nauta, Peru

Nauta ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amazon River as well as Iguana Lodge & Camp. On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Iguana Lodge & Camp and then explore the activities along Amazon River. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nauta trip planner.

Boston, USA to Nauta is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in September; daily highs in Nauta reach 91°F and lows reach 72°F. You'll set off for Machu Picchu on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Nauta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Iguana Lodge & Camp, Amazon River, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
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Amazon River ©
Amazon River
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve ©
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get some historical perspective at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo. Get in touch with nature at Salinas de Maras and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). Change things up with these side-trips from Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo (Mercado Artesanal & Inca Bridge) and Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado (in Urubamba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, get great views at Intipuncu, admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, and meet the residents at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Nauta to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado, Salinas de Maras
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Take a break from the city and head to Canon del Atuel and Oceanica Diving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: San Rafael (La Abeja Winery, Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, &more), Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Mendoza by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Mendoza. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

San Rafael, Valle de Uco, Bodegas Salentein
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Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel
Andeluna Cellars ©
Andeluna Cellars
La Abeja Winery ©
La Abeja Winery

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