17 days in Cyprus & Israel Itinerary

17 days in Cyprus & Israel Itinerary

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Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 1 night
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
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Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus

— 3 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.
Tombs of the Kings and Kolossi Castle will appeal to history buffs. Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and Paphos Harbour Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Kourion (in Limassol City). There's still lots to do: stroll through Coral Bay, get maximum retail therapy with Neldi Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to The House of Dionysus.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paphos driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paphos is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paphos. In June, Paphos is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Kyrenia, Cyprus

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lusignan Period City Walls & Towers, then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyrenia road trip planning site.

Drive from Paphos to Kyrenia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in June, expect nights in Kyrenia to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

— 4 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Salamis Ancient City and Church of Profitis Elias. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum and Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Othello Castle & Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nissi Beach, kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the masterpieces at Traditional house.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ayia Napa trip planner.

Getting from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyrenia in June: highs in Ayia Napa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tel Aviv, Israel

— 1 night

White City

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
On the 17th (Thu), get great views at Tayelet Homot Hayam, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, and finally get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip maker tool.

You can fly from Ayia Napa to Tel Aviv in 4 hours. Traveling from Ayia Napa in June, you will find days in Tel Aviv are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Neighborhoods · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Tiberias, Israel

— 2 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Magdala, then admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, then explore the galleries of Nazareth Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tiberias trip site.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Tiberias takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Jerusalem, Israel

— 4 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Popular historic sites such as Western Wall and Mt of Olives are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Old City of Jerusalem and Mount Zion. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Jewish Quarter, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cyprus travel guide

4.2
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.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.