Lima, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lima, Peru? If you're planning to go to Lima, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lima, Peru

Based on the climate and weather in Lima, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lima, Peru

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lima, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Lima, Peru by month

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January

If you are traveling to Lima in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you visit Lima during February, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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March

Traveling to Lima in March, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Lima in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

Traveling to Lima in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you visit Lima during July, you will probably notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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August

If you are traveling to Lima in August, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

In September, Lima is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lima, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

October here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

If you visit Lima during November, you might notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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December

If you visit Lima during December, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

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