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Lima, a city in its namesake province, is the capital and the largest city of Peru. The city is nestled in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

New York (JFK), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), Atlanta (ATL), and Los Angeles (LAX) have nonstop flights to Lima.

Airport in Lima

Jorge Chávez International Airport

Official Airport: São Paulo/Guarulhos – Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport

Airport Code: LIM

Location: It is located in Callao, 11 kilometers (7 mi) from Lima, the nation’s capital city and 11 miles (17 km) from Miraflores

Hub for: LATAM Perú, Sky Airline, Star Perú, Viva Air Perú

Interesting Facts: The airport is Peru’s main international and domestic airport.

Airlines Choices

  • JetBlue Airways (B6): JetBlue Airways is a major American low-cost airline, and the sixth largest in the United States by passengers carried. New York–JFK is its hub.
  • LATAM Airlines (LA): LATAM is the largest carrier of Latin America region. The airline has is hub at Santiago, Chile. The airline has its subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. So, while operating a connecting flight, its connection could be in any of these countries, or the hub countries of the partner airlines.
  • American Airlines (AA): The American flag carrier airline has connecting flights to São Paulo. Possible connection airport when its operating alone could be its any of the hubs -Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Washington–National. When in partnership with other carriers, the hub of the partnering airlines may also be a point of connection.
  • Copa Airlines (CM): Copa Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Panama. Tocumen International Airport (PTY) is the hub airport.
  • Avianca: Avianca (IATA Code: AV) is the flag carrier airline of Colombia. El Dorado International Airport and San Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (Avianca El Salvador) are its hub airports.

Note: Take note of the hub airports of carrier, which serve as the transfer or stopover airport for a connecting flight.

What is the Best Time to Visit Lima?

May through September, winter, is the best time to visit Lima as the temperature remains moderate {between 20°C (68°F) and 25°C (77°F)}. It’s also the driest season that allows you to explore Lima to the fullest. You can think trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and pay a visit to the Cusco area. If you are booking tickets to Lima between December to March, then come prepared to get drenched in the rain. Though the temperature goes up in the summer, the nights are usually colder.

What are the Top Attractions in Lima?

1. Cusco

Cusco houses in it a rich legacy of the Inca Empire, which, at its, pinnacle was a bustling state spread from Ecuador to Bolivia and Chile. Take a walk through to the architectural excellence of the age being at Qurikaancha, the oldest temple in the city. Close to it is Cusco cathedral and the artisan quarter of San Blas. Interested in collecting some souvenir items? While taking a stroll on the cobbled street, you can shop artifacts that reflect the expertise and creativity of its people.

2. The Museo Nacional de Arqueología

With over 100, 000 artifacts, this is a must-see museum that throws lights on the archaeology, anthropology and history of the city and the whole geography. If you have kids with you, then this is going to be a value for money vacation for you. There is so much to discover that you will find hard to bid farewell to it. The prominent art works include the Raimondi Stele and the Tello Obelisk along with a magnificient scale model of the Incan citadel, Machu Picchu.

3. The Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas

This church gains prominence for being the host of a major event related to the procession of the Lord of Miracles. According to historical anecdote this all started to gain the favor of the deity, Señor de los Milagros, against natural calamities and other dangers. The practice is part of the Lima culture, since 1771. If you want to attend the event, we recommend you to book your tickets to Lima around October 18 and 28.

4. Huaca Pucllana

If you couldn’t visit Egypt to see pyramid, Lima is a place to make your dream come true. On its sprawling acres of land in the Huaca Pucllana, you will come across miraculous structure dated back to 300 and 700 AD. The architecture will leave you wondering about the artistic sensibilities and dedicated effort of the people of the time. Feeling the appetite? Don’t go anywhere; the area sees a range of flourishing restaurant businesses that are ready to serve their guests with the best regional dishes.

Dining in Lima

1. Amazonian River Snail @ Amaz

While in Lima, don’t miss to enjoy the Giant Amazonian River Snail cooked using discrete native herbal ingredients. To get the best of it, and others including Timbuches, Apis and Pangos, grilled and sautéed, head to Amaz, one of the top 50 restaurants in South America.

2. Astrid y Gastón

This is one of the fine-dining restaurants in Peru that is best known for offering spicy roasted ribs, robado fish, and crunchy oysters. The culinary and dishes are served in state-of-the-art ambience marked by decorated walls and ceilings and envying sitting arrangements. So be ready to have majestic and unforgettable meals with your loved ones. Last but not the least, don’t forget to share the memory on your Instagram wall.

3. El Mercado

If you are craving for sea food cooked artistically with traditional spices, this is the place to be. Typical menu items include ceviche pejerrey (silverside fish), small filets of pejerrey, aji amarillo marinate besides others.  Established in 2010, the restaurant is supporting the local farmers and fishermen with its endeavor by offering them fair price of what they produce or procure with enterprising efforts.

Nightlife in Lima

Vibrant nightlife options available through its bars, clubs and other party venues complement the best flight deals to Lima in the best possible manner.Excellent music, top quality drinks and night long fun and entertainment will make you cherish the moment months and years once you are back from the vacation.

1. Tequila Rock

The unusual aspect about the club is that it remains open 365 days of the year and is frequented by beautiful girls. So no  matter at what time of the year, you book your Lima airfare deals, you are in for a wonderful nightlife with dance, music, drink and entertainment shows in abundance. However, the beauty that called is mostly dominated by hookers. So beware of that. If you don’t mind parting with your money then it’s   okay to accept their invite for a whole night fun.

2. El Dragon De Barranco

This is considered as a cultural bar offering thematic entertainment and fun every next day. Tuesdays are marked with Afro, Jazz, Reggae and funk fusions, Wednesdays with electronic, Thursdays are reserved for local bands and Fridays and its very next day for local DJs.

3. Downtown Vale Todo

This is a popular destination that sees gay and lesbian population in majority. Apart from the usual drinks, dance and music, the attention grabber is the drag-queen show that is performed live on the stage. However, to be part of this incredible show, you have to be there until 3 am or 4 am. So for night owls, this is a must-go destination. The club also has a presence at Lima South Beaches, in Playa Pulpos.

4. Gotica

Situated close to the sea shore, this this disco-oriented dance club is the best spot in Lima for fans of electronic music played by the best Peruvian and international DJs. Being a trendy bar, the place draws attention of young, yuppie and noisy crowd. At any point of time, you can step out from the club to stroll on the peaceful beaches out there.

Adventures in Lima

1. Mar Adentro Excursiones

Wondering what to do in Lima?  Mar Adentro Excursiones has got the answer for you. With your family on your side, you can enjoy open sea, rocky Islands, dung birds, fishermen boats and everything that you can’t imagine in your urban lifestyle. From swimming to diving nothing is prohibited for you, till the time you follow the safety regime. Don’t forget to collect wetsuits and life vests to stay safe.

2. Surfing

There is a good reason that you will enjoy surfing in Lima as the place prides itself for offering the best beaches in the world. However, it demands a bit of travelling. Along the north, stay El Silencio, Pulpos, Caballeros, Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, San Bartolo, and Santa Maria. Based on the opinion of travellers who booked Lima flight deals with us, we recommend you to explore Punta Hermosa (Km 40), particularly, if you want to enjoy the game of surfing.  You can easily access wetsuits, wax and surfboards at a bargaining price.

So, whether you want to evaluate your surfing skills or want to get acquainted with them, get ready to derive the most of your best flight deals to Lima.

3. How to Reach Lima

Most of the domestic and international passengers are served by Jorge Chávez International Airport, located in Callao (LIM). Other supporting airports include Collique Airport, and runways in Santa María del Mar, San Bartolo and Chilca.  The transportation is ruled by public transport systems including buses, rail and metro rail system. For convenience, and time saving, you can rely on the Lima Metro that hosts 26 passenger stations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I find a nonstop flight to Lima from USA?

Yes. From New York (JFK), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), Atlanta (ATL), and Los Angeles (LAX) you can find a nonstop flight to your destination.

How long does it take to fly to Lima?

The approximate distance and flight time between Santiago and some popular US cities are as follows:

Departure City

Flight Distance

Flight Time

Time Difference

New York (JFK)

3,629 miles/5841 km

07 hours 46 minute

LIM is 1 hour behind

Los Angeles (LAX)

4,167 miles (6706 km)

8 hours 50 minutes

LIM is 2 hours ahead

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

3,358 miles (5403 km)

07 hours 13 minutes

LIM is 0 hours ahead

Denver (DEN)

3,984 miles (6411 km)

08 hours 28 minutes

LIM is 1 hour ahead

San Francisco (SFO)

4,501 miles (7244 km)

09 hours 30 minutes

LIM is 2 hours ahead

Which airline has the cheapest ticket to Lima


LATAM Airlines (LA), JetBlue Airways (B6)

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