30 days in Cyprus Itinerary

30 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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30 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Ayia Napa
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Paphos
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Famagusta City Walls and Church of Saint Lazarus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Salamis Ancient City and Zenobia Wreck. Venture out of the city with trips to Church Panagia Angeloktisti (in Kiti), Larnaca (Kyriazis Medical Museum, Hala Sultan Tekke, & more) and Famagusta (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Kastros Hill Ancient Cave Tomb, & more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and get great views at Sea Caves.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa online road trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Ayia Napa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Ayia Napa to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Famagusta, Larnaca, Protaras, Paralimni, Church of the Holy Trinity
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Zenobia Wreck ©
Zenobia Wreck

9
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Cyprus Museum and Ancient Shipwreck Museum. Appreciate the collections at A. G. Leventis Gallery and Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. Change things up with these side-trips from Nicosia: Camel Park (in Mazotos), Mavi Kosk - Blue House (in Guzelyurt) and Kyrenia (Bellapais Monastery, Kyrenia Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Buyuk Han, see the sky in a new way at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Virgin Mary Chrisaliniotissas, and examine the collection at The Pancyprian Gymnasium Museums.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nicosia day trip site .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ayia Napa in August: highs in Nicosia hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Pano Lefkara, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Chrysospiliotissa Church, Ktima Christoudia Winery
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Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han
A. G. Leventis Gallery ©
A. G. Leventis Gallery
Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia ©

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 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Church of Archangelos Michail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Sozomenos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia tou Moutoulla, and finally examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, see the interesting displays at Carob Museum and Factory - Mavros Chrysos, examine the collection at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Struggle Museum in Omodos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Timios Stavros Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Lania Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas tour site .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Pedoulas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nicosia in August: highs in Pedoulas hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omodos, Anogyra, Panagia tou Moutoulla, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Lania Village
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Timios Stavros Monastery ©
Timios Stavros Monastery
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church

9
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.
Appreciate the collections at Cyprus Medical Museum and Fyti Weaving Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Limassol (Kourion, The Sanctuary Of Apollo, & more), Cyprus Wine Museum (in Erimi) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pissouri). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Fri) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The House of Dionysus, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paphos trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pedoulas to Paphos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Limassol, Peyia, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Cyprus Wine Museum, Fyti Weaving Museum
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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

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