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How much time to spend in Lima

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How much time to spend in Lima

My husband and I are traveling to Peru in two weeks and are trying to decide the itinerary. We have a total of 7 days. We're planning to spend a big part of it in the Cusco/SV/MP area. We're not sure when we should return from Cusco back to Lima.

- What is there to see/do in Lima and how many days should we plan there?

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1. Re: How much time to spend in Lima

Seven Days is barely enough time to see the Cusco/SV/MP area. It still is a good idea to go back to Lima the day before your flight home, just to be safe. This leaves you the balance of flight day (less the 3 1/2 hours it takes to get back to the airport and check in for an international flight.

For what to see in Lima, browse Things To Do


Also the website www.limaeasy.com is an excellent resource.

If you just want to hang out and take it easy, I like staying in the low key Barranco neighborhood. There are two good museums (Pedro de Osma and MATE) and lots of galleries. It also isn't far from Miraflores and has good access to the Metropolitano Rapid bus, which is a faster way to get downtown to the Plaza de Armas vs a taxi.

Edited: 21 July 2014, 18:22
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2. Re: How much time to spend in Lima

With only 7 days, I would say spend almost none in Lima except maybe get back the night before your international flight home and, assuming you've got a late evening flight like most people, spend the day of your flight in Lima.

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