12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Fly
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Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Limassol City
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Peyia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Paphos International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Ayia Napa

— 2 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Greco National Forest Park and Salamis Ancient City. Get out of town with these interesting Ayia Napa side-trips: Famagusta City Walls (in Famagusta) and Larnaca (Church of Saint Lazarus, Mackenzie Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sea Caves, steep yourself in history at Zenobia Wreck, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nissi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Charalambos.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Ayia Napa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Ayia Napa reach 68°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Nicosia

— 2 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at A. G. Leventis Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then take a stroll through Ledra Street Crossing Point, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nicosia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nicosia are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Limassol City.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Limassol City

— 2 nights
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Limassol Castle, look for gifts at AQUA Shop, then make a trip to Promenade, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kolossi Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, view the masterpieces at Barefoot Designs Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kourion Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Kourion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Limassol City trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Nicosia to Limassol City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Limassol City sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Peyia.

Things to do in Limassol City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Peyia

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The House of Dionysus and Saint Paul's Pillar.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Peyia road trip planner.

Drive from Limassol City to Peyia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Peyia

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.