10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Protaras
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Paphos
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Sava and then get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mackenzie Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Saint Herakleidios, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chrysospiliotissa Church, and finally admire the striking features of Buyuk Han.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nicosia vacation planner.

San Francisco, USA to Nicosia is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of subway, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Nicosia is 10 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nicosia are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chrysospiliotissa Church, Mackenzie Beach, Monastery of Saint Herakleidios
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Mackenzie Beach ©
Mackenzie Beach
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum

3
nights
Protaras

Protaras ©
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salamis Ancient City and Landa Beach. Get some historical perspective at Famagusta City Walls and Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas. When in Protaras, make a side trip to see Sea Gate in Famagusta, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church, and kick back and relax at Ayia Thekla Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Protaras travel route planner .

Drive from Nicosia to Protaras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Protaras can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Famagusta, St Nicholas Church
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Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach

4
nights
Paphos

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Visit Kourion Beach and Latchi Beach for some beach relaxation. The House of Dionysus and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pissouri), Kouklia Arts Centre (in Kouklia) and Monastery of Timiou Stavrou (in Anogyra). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, explore the ancient world of Agia Ekaterini, and sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Protaras to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Paphos, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kouklia Arts Centre, Monastery of Timiou Stavrou, Scuba & Snorkeling, Latchi Beach, Agia Ekaterini
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

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