15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus route planner

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Paphos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nicosia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ayia Napa
— 6 nights
Drive to Larnaca International Airport, Fly to Orenburg

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Paphos

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coral Bay and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The House of Dionysus and Kourion Beach. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Kolossi Castle (in Limassol City), Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Pissouri Beach (in Pissouri). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paphos trip planner.

Orenburg, Russia to Paphos is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Orenburg to Paphos, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orenburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paphos, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Nicosia

— 3 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mackenzie Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Bellapais Monastery and Church of Saint Lazarus are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Finikoudes Beach (in Larnaca) and Saint Hilarion Castle (in Kyrenia). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum and admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nicosia visit planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Paphos in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nicosia, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Ayia Napa

— 6 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Visit Salamis Ancient City and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Famagusta City Walls and Ayia Thekla Beach. Take a break from Ayia Napa with a short trip to Othello Castle in Famagusta, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Landa Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip builder site.

Getting from Nicosia to Ayia Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nicosia in August: highs in Ayia Napa hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cyprus travel guide

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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.