15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Nicosia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Paphos
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Cyprus Museum and Technis Dromena. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Hilarion Castle and Salamis Ancient City. Explore Nicosia's surroundings by going to Mavi Kosk - Blue House (in Guzelyurt), Kyrenia (Archangelos Michael Church, Bellapais Monastery, & more) and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (in Famagusta). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, view the masterpieces at Gallery 37, enjoy the sand and surf at Governor's Beach, and explore the world behind art at Byzantine Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nicosia is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In March, Nicosia is a bit cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Famagusta, Governor's Beach, Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum, Kalavasos-Tenta Neolithic Archaeological Site
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, and then contemplate the long history of Zenobia Wreck. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, then stop by Art by Theo Michael, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ayia Napa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Fig Tree Bay
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus

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 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, learn about winemaking at Tsiakkas Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Archangelos Michael Church, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Owen Art Gallery, then stop by Agrovino Wine Shop & Bar Lofou, then see the interesting displays at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pedoulas tour planning website .

Getting from Ayia Napa to Pedoulas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March in Pedoulas, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, Timios Stavros Monastery, Tsiakkas Winery, Michael Owen Art Gallery
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum ©
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aliathon Gallery and Municipal Gallery. Tombs of the Kings and Kolossi Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Cyprus Wine Museum (in Erimi), Barefoot Designs Art Gallery (in Pissouri) and Kourion (in Limassol). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coral Bay, view the masterpieces at Neldi Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, and explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paphos online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Pedoulas to Paphos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Limassol, Coral Bay, Barefoot Designs Art Gallery, Vasilikon winery, Cyprus Wine Museum
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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