19 days in Cyprus Itinerary

19 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus trip planner

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Ayia Napa
— 5 nights
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Nicosia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paphos
— 6 nights
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Ayia Napa

— 5 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Salamis Ancient City, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, stroll through Makronissos Beach, get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, and laugh and play at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ayia Napa trip itinerary website.

New York City, USA to Ayia Napa is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Ayia Napa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Ayia Napa to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:

Nicosia

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nicosia: Stavrovouni Monastery (in Pyrga), Larnaca (Larnaka Salt Lake, Church of Saint Lazarus, &more) and Kyrenia (Church of Antiphonitis, Saint Hilarion Castle, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House, and explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nicosia trip planner.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Pedoulas

— 2 nights
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Caledonia Waterfalls, then explore the ancient world of Soli Ruinen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pedoulas planning tool.

Getting from Nicosia to Pedoulas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Paphos

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Cyprus Wine Museum (in Erimi), Kouklia (Aphrodite's Rock & Aphrodite Hills Golf Course) and Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & Kourion). Make the 16th (Sat) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, indulge your senses at Paphos Wine Tours, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, and see the interesting displays at Paphos Ethnographic Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pedoulas to Paphos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:

Cyprus travel guide

4.1
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.