10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 45​min
1
Nicosia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Paphos
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 37, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Technis Dromena.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia vacation planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nicosia is an approximately 15-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Nicosia reach 39°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Ledra Street Crossing Point ©
Ledra Street Crossing Point
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han

2
nights
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yellow Boat Cruises. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Yellow Boat Cruises, then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and finally kick back and relax at Nissi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Konnos Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nicosia in June, you will find days in Ayia Napa are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pedoulas

Pedoulas ©
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then delve into the distant past at Soli Ruinen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Church of Archangelos Michail.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pedoulas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Pedoulas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. June in Pedoulas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Soli Ruinen
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Archangelos Michael Church ©
Archangelos Michael Church

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.
Tombs of the Kings and Paphos Harbour Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and The House of Dionysus for their historical value. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Limassol (Kolossi Castle & Kourion), Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Neldi Art Gallery, make a trip to Paphos Harbour and Port, and shop like a local with Aliathon Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paphos tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Pedoulas to Paphos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limassol, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Pissouri Beach, Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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