16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 15​min
1
Nicosia
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Kyrenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Larnaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Limassol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Paphos
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

1
night
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pivo microbrewery, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han, then wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at KIbrIs Ozel Etnografya Muzesi, then examine the collection at The Pancyprian Gymnasium Museums, then admire the masterpieces at Byzantine Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nicosia online travel planner .

Knoxville, USA to Nicosia is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in November, things will get a bit warmer in Nicosia: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Room Escape Games
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque

1
night
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyrenia trip itinerary website .

Kyrenia is just a stone's throw from Nicosia. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery

4
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.
Attractions like Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Konnos Bay, get in on the family fun at WaterWorld Waterpark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and putt your heart out at Star Leisure Mini Golf.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip planner .

Drive from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Larnaca.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay

2
nights
Larnaca

Larnaca ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, and then get in on the family fun at Camel Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, pedal to the sights with The Juices Cycles, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Emira Pottery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Larnaca trip planning site .

Drive from Ayia Napa to Larnaca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in November, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Larnaca

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Camel Park
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Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach
Camel Park ©
Camel Park
Larnaka Salt Lake ©
Larnaka Salt Lake

2
nights
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, then explore the ancient world of Kourion, then explore the ancient world of Kolossi Castle, and finally meet the residents at Limassol Zoo. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then make a splash at Fasouri Watermania Water Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Limassol road trip website .

Drive from Larnaca to Limassol in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Limassol, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Limassol

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aphrodite's Rock, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Fasouri Watermania Water Park ©
Fasouri Watermania Water Park
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock
Kourion ©
Kourion

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tombs of the Kings and Coral Bay. Go for a jaunt from Paphos to Pedoulas to see Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, view the masterpieces at Chakra Art Gallery Paphos, don't miss a visit to Paphos Harbour and Port, and do some two-wheel cruising with STS Motor Rentals.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip planning tool .

You can drive from Limassol to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Paphos, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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