13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  9​h
1
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Limassol
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dipkarpaz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Zagreb

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Georgios Church, Basilica & Rock Tombs and Vouni Panayia Winery. Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and The House of Dionysus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Paphos to Pedoulas to see Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Neophytos Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos road trip app .

Zagreb, Croatia to Paphos is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Paphos due to the time zone difference. In October, Paphos is a bit warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Coral Bay
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

3
nights
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
You'll get in some beach time at Mackenzie Beach and Kourion Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Timios Stavros Monastery and Stavrovouni Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limassol: Larnaca (Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, & more), Monastery of Timiou Stavrou (in Anogyra) and Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church (in Kakopetria). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Kourion, expand your understanding of the military at Kolossi Castle, and take in the waterfront at Promenade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Limassol vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Paphos to Limassol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Limassol can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Limassol

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Larnaca, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Monastery of Timiou Stavrou, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Timios Stavros Monastery
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Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Timios Stavros Monastery ©
Timios Stavros Monastery
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©

3
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.
Relax by the water at Landa Beach and Fig Tree Bay. Get some cultural insight at Famagusta City Walls and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Step out of Ayia Napa with an excursion to Salamis Ancient City in Famagusta--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, admire the masterpieces at Traditional house, and get great views at Sea Caves.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ayia Napa itinerary planner.

Getting from Limassol to Ayia Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dipkarpaz.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Famagusta, Traditional house, Fig Tree Bay
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach

1
night
Dipkarpaz

Dipkarpaz ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Aphendrika, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach, don't miss a visit to Apostolos Andreas Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ayios Therissos Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dipkarpaz driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and car from Ayia Napa to Dipkarpaz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Dipkarpaz, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Dipkarpaz

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach
Aphendrika ©
Aphendrika
Apostolos Andreas Monastery ©
Apostolos Andreas Monastery

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, then delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Buffavento Castle, then examine the collection at The Museum of Barbarism, and then steep yourself in history at Mavi kosk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyrenia trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Dipkarpaz to Kyrenia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Kyrenia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nicosia
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Ancient Shipwreck Museum ©
Ancient Shipwreck Museum
Buffavento Castle ©
Buffavento Castle

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