11 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  29 h
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane


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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bellapais Monastery and Ancient Shipwreck Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Buffavento Castle and St Andrew's Church. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, try your luck at Lord’s Palace Hotel Casino, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyrenia travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kyrenia is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Kyrenia is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Kyrenia at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
St Andrew's Church ©
St Andrew's Church
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery


Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
Visit Glapsides Beach and Silver Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Salamis Ancient City are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, contemplate the long history of Ay Trias Bassilica, explore the historical opulence of Othello Castle, and explore the ancient world of Enkomi (Alasia).

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Famagusta online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kyrenia to Famagusta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Famagusta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Famagusta

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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Othello Castle ©
Othello Castle
Ghost Town Varosha ©
Ghost Town Varosha