17 days in Lima & Ica Itinerary

17 days in Lima & Ica Itinerary

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17 days in Lima & Ica Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 5 nights
2
Ica
— 9 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  24​h
End: Washington DC

5
nights
Lima

Lima ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Penascal and Playa Kon-Tiki. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lima online trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Lima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in May since evenings lows in Lima dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Ica.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo) ©
Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo)
Museo de la Nacion ©
Museo de la Nacion

9
nights
Ica

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Attractions like Supay Beach and Playa Roja make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Ica side-trips: Paracas (Playa El Raspon, Islas Ballestas, & more). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Tacama, see the interesting displays at Regional Museum of Ica, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ica day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Lima to Ica takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ica can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Paracas
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

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