When to Visit Peru


The climate in Peru is divided into two seasons, wet and dry. That said, the weather varies greatly depending on what part of the country you’re in. You can have wonderful experiences in Peru throughout the entire year.

The high tourism season is from June to August — this overlaps with summer vacation in North America and Europe. It’s also a cooler and drier season in the Andean highlands, and thus is a good time to get outside and explore. This is the time of year when most people go trekking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Peru’s dry coast is the hottest and most humid from December through March. In southern and central Peru, the coast can be covered in fog throughout the rest of the year. The northern coast typically sees more sun and can be enjoyed year-round.

The highlands can be explored all year long. The wettest months are usually from December through March, and visiting during this time of year can involve a bit of mud. Come prepared with good shoes and a rain jacket and you’ll be fine.

It rains throughout the year in the eastern Amazonian rainforest, although the rain typically only falls for a few hours at a time. This means that you can still get outside and enjoy some sunshine each day. The wettest months are from December through May.