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Best time to visit Peru

Our verdict

The best time to visit Peru is May-September

When’s the best time to visit Peru, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Peru is May-September.

The warmest month of the year in Lima, Peru is February, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 26℃ (78℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 27℃ (81℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 13℃ (55℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Peru, and you can see more in the handy table below.

The days are longest in Peru in October, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Peru in February. Head there in May instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Peru, including the most popular destinations, detailed weather information, and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

May

Most daylight

October

Peru seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Peru is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Peru

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
ArequipaJuly-September
16℃
10℃
15℃
11℃
16℃
11℃
17℃
10℃
17℃
9℃
16℃
7℃
16℃
7℃
17℃
7℃
18℃
8℃
18℃
9℃
18℃
9℃
17℃
10℃
CuscoAugust-September
14℃
6℃
14℃
6℃
14℃
5℃
15℃
5℃
14℃
3℃
13℃
2℃
13℃
2℃
14℃
3℃
15℃
5℃
15℃
6℃
16℃
7℃
14℃
7℃
IquitosJuly
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
21℃
30℃
21℃
32℃
22℃
33℃
22℃
33℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
30℃
22℃
LimaMay-September
25℃
20℃
26℃
21℃
25℃
21℃
24℃
20℃
23℃
18℃
22℃
17℃
21℃
16℃
20℃
15℃
21℃
15℃
21℃
16℃
22℃
17℃
23℃
18℃
MancoraJuly-September
28℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
27℃
20℃
26℃
19℃
25℃
18℃
26℃
18℃
26℃
19℃
26℃
19℃
27℃
21℃
ParacasSeptember
24℃
21℃
25℃
22℃
25℃
22℃
23℃
20℃
22℃
18℃
21℃
17℃
20℃
16℃
19℃
15℃
19℃
15℃
20℃
16℃
21℃
17℃
22℃
19℃
Puerto MaldonadoJune-September
30℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
31℃
21℃
30℃
20℃
30℃
19℃
30℃
18℃
33℃
19℃
35℃
21℃
34℃
22℃
33℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
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Top FAQs

Peru is in South America.
The warmest month of the year in Lima, one of the most popular places to visit in Peru, is February.
The driest month of the year in Lima, Peru, is usually around May each year.

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