12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  4​h
1
Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Protaras
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coral Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Family-friendly places like Tombs of the Kings and Aphrodite's Rock will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Paphos to Neo Chorion to see Akamas Peninsula National Park about 58 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Thu) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. There's much more to do: stroll through Lara Beach, stop by Aphrodite Jewellery, delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus, and sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paphos road trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paphos is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Paphos dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lara Beach, Aphrodite's Rock, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Coral Bay
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Konnos Bay and Fig Tree Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Nissi Beach and Blue Lagoon. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get in on the family fun at WaterWorld Waterpark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayia Napa Monastery, and kick back and relax at Landa Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Protaras trip planning app .

Getting from Paphos to Protaras by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Protaras are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ayia Napa
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

2
nights
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 28th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, tour the water at your own pace with Vela Yachting, and then admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake and then kick back and relax at Finikoudes Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nicosia trip planner .

Drive from Protaras to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Protaras in August: highs in Nicosia hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nicosia

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Larnaca, Kyrenia
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Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Vela Yachting ©
Vela Yachting

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