22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Izhevsk
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paphos
— 7 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kyrenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ayia Napa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Izhevsk

7
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 Akamas Peninsula National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to O'Vrakas Gifts (in Pissouri), Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Limassol (Kourion, Kolossi Castle, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Mon) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coral Bay, meet the residents at Pafos Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paphos sightseeing planning tool .

Izhevsk, Russia to Paphos is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izhevsk to Paphos. In May, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Paphos

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Limassol, Coral Bay, O'Vrakas Gifts, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Aphrodite's Rock
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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 10th (Fri): make a trip to Trooditissa monastery, head outdoors with Chantara water fall, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, and finally make a trip to Archangelos Michael Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Timios Stavros Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pedoulas online tour planner .

You can drive from Paphos to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Timios Stavros Monastery, Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, Chantara water fall, Trooditissa monastery
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum ©
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum
Timios Stavros Monastery ©
Timios Stavros Monastery

5
nights
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.
Attractions like Saint Hilarion Castle and Kyrenia Animal Rescue make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kyrenia's surroundings by going to Nicosia (The Cyprus Museum, Church of Virgin Mary Chrisaliniotissas, & more) and Mavi Kosk - Blue House (in Guzelyurt). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyrenia online trip planner .

Getting from Pedoulas to Kyrenia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Pedoulas in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyrenia: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nicosia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Nissi Beach and Camel Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ayia Napa: Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia), Larnaca (Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, & more) and Famagusta (Othello Castle & Salamis Ancient City). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ayia Napa travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Protaras, Famagusta, Camel Park, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

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