10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Protaras
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Paphos
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Vienna

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ayia Thekla Beach and Zenobia Wreck. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apothiki 79 and The Church of the Panagia. Get out of town with these interesting Protaras side-trips: Larnaca (Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation & Kyriazis Medical Museum). Next up on the itinerary: tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Bay, get outside with Protaras Coastal Promenade, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Protaras trip planning site .

Vienna, Austria to Protaras is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Protaras due to the time zone difference. In August, Protaras is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Ayia Napa
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Ayia Thekla Beach ©
Ayia Thekla Beach
Glyki Nero Beach ©
Glyki Nero Beach
Zenobia Wreck ©
Zenobia Wreck

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 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 37, and finally explore the world behind art at A. G. Leventis Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nicosia trip planner.

Getting from Protaras to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Protaras in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
A. G. Leventis Gallery ©
A. G. Leventis Gallery
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church. Get in touch with nature at Latchi Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The House of Dionysus, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paphos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nicosia in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Latchi Beach
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

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