Heading to Peru at the end of October and first few days of September. Only have 7 days to play with, including flight time (so 5 days of being on the ground).
I'd like to spend 3 days in Lima, half a day in Macchu Picchi, full day in Huacacchina and Paracas, and whatever is left I'd simply like to explore the coast.
I'm going during day of the dead and have no idea if anything will be closed down. I'd really like to meet people while I'm here and make lasting memories and friendships.
Is this realistic given the distance between Lima, Machu Picchu, and Huacacchina? Should I save Machu Picchu for another time?
Are there tours or places you'd recommend? What should I know before going? What kind of nightlife can I find that doesn't revolve around getting drunk and going to clubs?