8 days in Piura & Tumbes Itinerary

8 days in Piura & Tumbes Itinerary

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Piura
— 4 nights
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Tumbes
— 3 nights
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Piura

— 4 nights

First City

The first Spanish city established in an area now controlled by Peru, Piura was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1532.
Change things up with these side-trips from Piura: Iglesia San Lucas (in Colan), Playa Vichayito (in Vichayito) and Museo Elba Aranda de Sarango (in Paita). The adventure continues: stroll through Nadando con Tortugas en El Nuro, make a trip to Universidad de Piura, kick back and relax at Playa Lobitos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Catedral de Piura.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Piura day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Piura. May in Piura sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tumbes.

Things to do in Piura

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tumbes

— 3 nights
Founded in 1532, Tumbes occupies one of the greener areas of coastal Peru.
Tumbes is known for parks, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Los Manglares de Puerto Pizarro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Tumbes, step off the mainland to explore La Isla Hueso de Ballena, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoocriadero de Cocodrilos.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tumbes visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Piura to Tumbes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tumbes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites