13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Paphos
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The House of Dionysus and Fyti Weaving Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Latchi Beach (in Latchi) and Marion - Arsinoe Archaeological Museum (in Polis). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, take in the exciting artwork at Chakra Art Gallery Paphos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, and kick back and relax at Coral Bay.

Before you visit Paphos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cairo, Egypt to Paphos is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Cairo in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paphos, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marion - Arsinoe Archaeological Museum, Coral Bay, Latchi Beach, Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, Fyti Weaving Museum
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, then stroll through Avdimou Beach, then see the interesting displays at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Nelion Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia tou Moutoulla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas trip planner .

You can drive from Paphos to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In October in Pedoulas, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nelion Winery, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Avdimou Beach, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum ©
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum

4
nights
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Visiting Landa Beach and Blue Lagoon will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Famagusta City Walls and Salamis Ancient City are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ayia Napa: Larnaca (Church of Saint Lazarus & Mackenzie Beach) and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (in Famagusta). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, contemplate the long history of Zenobia Wreck, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ayia Napa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pedoulas to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In October in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Famagusta, Larnaca, Kapparris Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, and finally make a trip to Buyuk Han.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyrenia online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyrenia can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nicosia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han

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