8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Talara
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Lima
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Lima

— 1 night

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, visit Barranco, then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and finally stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), admire the striking features of Palacio de Torre Tagle, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Kennedy.

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Los Angeles, USA to Lima is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Lima, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lima, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Trujillo

— 2 nights

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, then contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Atma Yoga Huanchaco, take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, and then stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate.

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You can fly from Lima to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Trujillo, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Talara.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Talara

— 1 night
Talara is a city in the Talara Province of the Piura Region, in northwestern Peru. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mirador Cristo Petrolero.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trujillo to Talara. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trujillo in May: high temperatures in Talara hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lima.
Highlights from your trip

Lima

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Talara to Lima. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Talara in May; daily highs in Lima reach 73°F and lows reach 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.