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What to do in Lima
Lima is the capital and biggest city in Peru. From stretches of valleys, rivers, beaches, cliffs, and more, adventure travellers around the world visit Lima in droves. The city is also home to museums and the tastiest food scene, so you’ll definitely find something to love in Lima.
Get your fill of history and culture in downtown Lima, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the area and stop by Facultad de Medicina San Fernando, Convento de San Francisco, and Convento de los Descalzos. Bring your camera to Lima’s Government Palace, Palace of Justice, and the Torre Tagle Palace.
Spend hours browsing through Lima’s museums and galleries, like the Museo Andres del Castillo, Museo de Arte Italiano, and Museo de Arte de Lima. Outside downtown, don’t forget to stop by Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Museo Pedro de Osma, and Museo Larco.
See the green side of Lima and spend an arvo strolling through the city’s parks such as Parque de la Exposicion, Parque Universitario, and Parque del Amor. You’ll be stunned by the light and water display at night at Parque de la Reserva.
Bring your surfboard to Miraflores Beach, and ride the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Then have a go at paragliding over its reefs too.
Are you up for some shopping? Check out the best malls in Lima like Plaza Norte, Larcomar, Jockey Plaza, and Real Plaza Salaverry. But the best way to experience the culture of Lima is by joining the city’s festivals, such as the city’s foundation anniversary on January 18 and the wine making and grape harvest festival of Fiesta de la Vendimia.
Have a sneak peak of your trip in the city with this Lima travel guide.
When to visit Lima
The best time to visit Lima is during high season in summer (December-April), when you can enjoy warm and clear days for exploring the city. Save extra dollars on airfare by booking your flights for October, when it’s the cheapest time to fly to Lima.
What great news! As an Australian citizen, you can fly to Peru and visit Lima as a tourist for up to six months without a visa. Just be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia. Check out Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Lima
Your Lima flight will be bound for Jorge Chavez International Airport. From there, you can reach the city by taxi. Start your trip and travel around Lima by taxi, metro, and bus.
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Cheapest time to fly to Lima (LIM)
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