12 days in Lebanon & Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Lebanon & Cyprus Itinerary

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12 days in Lebanon & Cyprus Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
2
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Paphos, Cyprus
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Visiting Jeita Grotto and Chir Bay will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temples of Baalbek and Memoire Du Temps. Venture out of the city with trips to Byblos (Saint Charbel Tomb & Byblos Castle). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Beirut trip builder .

New York City, USA to Beirut is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Beirut hover around 83°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Byblos, Chir Bay, Temples of Baalbek, Jeita Grotto
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb

3
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Get some historical perspective at Salamis Ancient City and Church of Profitis Elias. Visit Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Ayia Napa, make a side trip to see Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Famagusta, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, stroll through Konnos Bay, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beirut to Ayia Napa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Beirut in October, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Ayia Napa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Protaras, Famagusta
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

5
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

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 cultural insight at Tombs of the Kings and Saint Hilarion Castle. Visiting Coral Bay and Aphrodite's Rock will get you outdoors. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to The Cyprus Museum (in Nicosia), Limassol (Kolossi Castle & Kourion) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, don't miss a visit to The House of Dionysus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Paphos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Limassol, Aphrodite's Rock, Church of Saint Lazarus, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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