22 days in Lima & Nazca Itinerary

22 days in Lima & Nazca Itinerary

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22 days in Lima & Nazca Itinerary

Start: Lima
1
Lima
— 15 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Nazca
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Lima

15
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lima: Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay (in Huaral) and Callao (Palomino, Balneario La Punta, & more). Make the 14th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, stroll around Parque El Olivar, and take in the dramatic natural features at Marcahuasi.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lima driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Jorge Chávez International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Callao, Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay
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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

6
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cementerio Chauchilla and Cahuachi. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Trompa de Elefante (in San Juan de Marcona) and Palpa (Geoglifos de Palpa & Geoglifos de Llipata). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct, contemplate the long history of Los Paredones, see the interesting displays at Líneas de Cantalloc Telar, and don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nazca online road trip planner .

Drive from Lima to Nazca in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nazca

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palpa, Playa Trompa de Elefante
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

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