16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus trip planner

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Fly
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Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nicosia
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Neo Chorion
— 2 nights
Drive to Paphos International Airport, Fly to Vancouver International Airport

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Ayia Napa

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
We've included these beaches for you: Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salamis Ancient City and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, kick back and relax at Kapparris Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ayia Napa trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Ayia Napa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Ayia Napa, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in December, you will find days in Ayia Napa are much warmer (21°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
nights
Nicosia

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.
Saint Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Nicosia: Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia) and Larnaca (Scuba & Snorkeling, Every Day Is A Gift, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, examine the collection at Kıbrıs Araba Müzesi, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nicosia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, then see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then explore the ancient world of Soli Ruinen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Ktima Gerolemo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery, examine the collection at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, then learn about winemaking at Nelion Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangelos Michail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas day trip planner.

You can drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In December, daily temperatures in Pedoulas can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tombs of the Kings and Paphos Ethnographic Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Coral Bay and Pissouri Beach. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Cyprus Medical Museum (in Kato Polemidia), Kolossi Castle (in Limassol City) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, see the interesting displays at The Grivas Monument and Museum, steep yourself in history at Panagia Chryseleoussa Church, and explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paphos trip maker tool.

Getting from Pedoulas to Paphos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Neo Chorion.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Neo Chorion

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Akamas Peninsula National Park and then kick back and relax at Lara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): view the masterpieces at That Nice Shop and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gialia Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Neo Chorion trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paphos to Neo Chorion by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Neo Chorion

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
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.