Everyone traveling to Peru has to take at least one overnight in Lima. Usually it’s an evening arrival, overnight at the airport hotel, and continue to Cusco in the morning. For people who only have 7 days, this is convenient and necessary to continue on to their preferred destination. However, for anyone able to squeeze in more time, not only do I highly recommend time in Cusco, but in Lima as well! Easily compared to Buenos Aires or Santiago, this city has a lot to offer. Miraflores is the best district to stay in and highly recommend more time in this city for anyone who considers themselves a foodie. The food of Peru is highlighted here and the level of delicious cuisine is off the charts. There are museums and history to enjoy as well if a combined city tour is of interest.
Don’t overlook Lima on your way to Cusco, the Amazon, or next destination in Peru. It can add a unique spin on your trip and allow you to immerse yourself even further into the experience and all Peru has to offer!