15 days in Cyprus & Cairo Itinerary

15 days in Cyprus & Cairo Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Larnaca, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights

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Cairo, Egypt

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx, Giza Plateau, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Ramses II.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In February in Cairo, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Larnaca.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

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Larnaca, Cyprus

— 4 nights
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Explore Larnaca's surroundings by going to Ayia Napa (Sea Caves, Cape Greco, &more), Famagusta (St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, Salamis Ancient City, &more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Protaras). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Fort, get in on the family fun at Camel Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Larnaca online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Larnaca takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect Larnaca to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Larnaca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kyrenia, Cyprus

— 2 nights
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 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, don't miss a visit to Hasan kavizade huseyin efendi fountain and stone steps, then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Lapta Coastal Walkway, then contemplate the long history of Kyrenia Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, and finally make a trip to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyrenia online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Kyrenia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Paphos, Cyprus

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Limassol City (Kourion & Limassol Marina), Monastery of Timiou Stavrou (in Anogyra) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and hike along Minthis Golf Club.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kyrenia to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Paphos sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Side Trips

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Cyprus travel guide

4.2
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.