Lima Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Lima in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Lima in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Lima itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Lima.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Lima for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Lima
  • Staying in Lima and wondering how to spend 2 days in Lima with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Lima
  • Want to create Lima itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Lima

Recommended Itineraries for Spending 2 Days

Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Lima

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Lima. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Lima as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Lima.

2 Days in Lima - Perfect Weekend Guide

This Peruvian capital is traditional, picturesque, and captivating to say the least. One of South America’s cities, Lima sits pretty overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Though growing and bustling in all directions, the cities colonial center is still preserved.

With 2 days in Lima, you can touch upon all the important sights and also discover some of the best nightlife scenes that Lima has to offer.

How to spend 2 days in Lima?

Day 1 of 2-day Lima

Start your day 1 of Lima sightseeing tour by first visiting the city’s main square - Lima Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). The city’s historic heart and birthplace, a visit here will help you orient with the city. After spending some time here admiring the many palm trees, elaborate flower beds, and fountains, you can next walk to Iglesia de Santo Domingo. one of Lima’s most historic churches, this place is one of the most striking landmarks of the city’s skyline. The church was built in 1599 and many people come here to pay respects to San Martin de Porres - Americas’ first black saint. Also located nearby is Catedral de Lima. This baroque twin-towered church with its soaring ribbed ceilings, mosaic chapels, and pillared aisles is a sight you must not miss. In the afternoon of day 1 of 48 hours Lima tour, you can visit the Lima Chinatown. This neighborhood was founded by the Chinese immigrants and a whopping 1.5 million people live here. The streets here are lined with Buddhist temples and many shops. At midday, you can enjoy a superb meal at one of its chifas - a Chinese restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the swanky neighborhood of Miraflores. Some of the city’s best restaurants, shops, hotels, waterfront mansions, high-rise towers, parks, and beaches can be found here. Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes and you this district demands a lot of walking. Next stop, Love Park (Parque del Amor). Dedicated to all the lovers in the city, this beachside park is a must visit. Later, walk to the city’s most lively and colorful streets - Jiron de la Union. This place is thronged with shops, cafés, bars, clubs, lounges, and restaurants. From window-shoppers to bar-hoppers, everyone is guaranteed to have a great time here!

Day 2 of 48 hours in Lima

Let your day 2 start on a little artistry note! Head to the Lima Art Museum (Museo de Arte de Lima MALI) first thing in the morning. For a country that has managed to preserve thousands of years of indigenous and civilized culture, this world-class museum will take you through many different periods of Peru. Located 40 kilometers from the city, the Pachacamac Itshma Temple is a site for pre-Inca collection of sand-blasted pyramid temples and palaces that date back 1500 years.

Later at night, you can head to Larcomar Shopping Center for its range of stores, dramatic architecture, and unique settings. With over 160 shops and boutiques, hip bars, and discotheques, this place is one of the best nightlife destinations in Peru.

Tours and Activities in Lima for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Lima

Best Hotels in Lima for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Lima itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Lima. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Lima.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Lima. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Lima.

What Next?

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