15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  24​h
1
Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nicosia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Protaras
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and The House of Dionysus will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Latchi Beach and Kourion Beach. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to The Sanctuary Of Apollo (in Limassol), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pissouri) and George's Watersports - Boat Hire Latchi (in Latchi). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar, and see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paphos trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Paphos is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Paphos reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Limassol, Latchi, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Scuba & Snorkeling, Coral Bay
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

3
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Get in touch with nature at Mackenzie Beach and Vela Yachting. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buyuk Han and Bellapais Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Saint Lazarus (in Larnaca), Kyrenia (Scuba & Snorkeling & Saint Hilarion Castle) and Stavrovouni Monastery (in Pyrga). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory and wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nicosia trip planner .

You can drive from Paphos to Nicosia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Paphos in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Nicosia, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Nicosia

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Larnaca, Stavrovouni Monastery
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Mackenzie Beach ©
Mackenzie Beach
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Famagusta City Walls and Submarine Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Nissi Beach and Fig Tree Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Protaras: Famagusta (Sea Gate & Salamis Ancient City). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayia Napa Monastery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Makronissos Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Protaras online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Nicosia to Protaras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nicosia in July, you will find days in Protaras are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Kapparris Beach
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach

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