My boyfriend and I are planning 10 days in Peru for late Dec/early Jan. We're hoping to spend a few days outside Lima to enjoy the sun before flying to Cuzco. May stay a couple nights in Urubamba to train to MP (don't plan on trekking) and also stay a couple nights in Cuzco. A couple questions for the experienced Peruvian traveler:
1. Does anyone know of a great destination close to Lima (preferably somewhere we wouldn't have to fly due to time constraints) where we can enjoy proper summer weather? Beach isn't a necessity but would be nice. Really just looking for an awesome spot to chill out/explore.
2. Any suggestions/recommendations for our time around Cuzco? Don't want to over extend ourselves with too many cities but open to day trips. Haven't booked anything yet so any and all advice is much appreciated!