10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Kyrenia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Protaras
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Shipwreck Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyrenia day trip planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kyrenia is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Kyrenia to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Kyrenia

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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Ancient Shipwreck Museum ©
Ancient Shipwreck Museum
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Aliathon Gallery and Neldi Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Kings Avenue Mall. When in Paphos, make a side trip to see Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, explore and take pictures at Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch, explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, and step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos day trip site .

Getting from Kyrenia to Paphos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Kyrenia in June, plan for slightly colder days in Paphos, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Protaras.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay
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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

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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 get in some beach time at Landa Beach and Fig Tree Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Famagusta City Walls and Church of Profitis Elias. Change things up with these side-trips from Protaras: Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Sea Caves.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Protaras attractions planning site .

You can drive from Paphos to Protaras in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Protaras are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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