12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Larnaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kyrenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Larnaca

Larnaca ©
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Larnaca: Fig Tree Bay (in Protaras), Ayia Napa (Nissi Beach & Konnos Bay) and The Cyprus Museum (in Nicosia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, delve into the distant past at Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus.

Plan my day in Larnaca using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Washington DC, USA to Larnaca is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In December, Larnaca is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Larnaca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Fig Tree Bay, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, The Cyprus Museum
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion), Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & Kourion) and Vouni Panayia Winery (in Pano Panayia). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, and make a trip to The House of Dionysus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paphos trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Larnaca to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Paphos are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Limassol City, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Coral Bay, Vouni Panayia Winery, Aphrodite's Rock
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park

1
night
Pedoulas

Pedoulas ©
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pedoulas attractions planner.

Getting from Paphos to Pedoulas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pedoulas can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Timios Stavros Monastery
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Archangelos Michael Church ©
Archangelos Michael Church
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Painted Churches in the Troodos Region ©
Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

3
nights
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 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, thenexplore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Mavi Kosk - Blue House. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kyrenia Animal Rescue, make a trip to Kantara Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Church of Antiphonitis.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyrenia journey app.

You can drive from Pedoulas to Kyrenia in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pedoulas in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kyrenia: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mavi Kosk - Blue House, Kantara Castle
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour

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