31 days in Cyprus Itinerary

31 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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31 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Nicosia
— 7 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h
2
Dipkarpaz
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Protaras
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Peyia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Limassol
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Durban

7
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Finikoudes Beach and Mackenzie Beach. Head to Ledra Street Crossing Point and Nicosia Mallfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Larnaca (Faros Beach, Kition Archaeological Site, & more), Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (in Famagusta) and Kyrenia (Kyrenia Castle, Saint Hilarion Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, see the interesting displays at The Dr Fazil Kucuk Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 37, and admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia online holiday planner .

Durban, South Africa to Nicosia is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Durban in December: high temperatures in Nicosia hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Dipkarpaz.

Things to do in Nicosia

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Larnaca, Kyrenia, The Green Living Wall, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Tower of Regina
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Ledra Street Crossing Point ©
Ledra Street Crossing Point
Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle

2
nights
Dipkarpaz

Dipkarpaz ©
On the 10th (Tue), get outside with Cape Apostolos Andreas, kick back and relax at Golden Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Aphendrika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Karpaz Gate Marina, then get outside with Karpaz Gate Marina Beach Club, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dipkarpaz road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Nicosia to Dipkarpaz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dipkarpaz are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Dipkarpaz

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yeni Erenkoy
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Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach
Cape Apostolos Andreas ©
Cape Apostolos Andreas
Aphendrika ©
Aphendrika

7
nights
Protaras

Protaras ©
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Do your shopping at Taste of Life and Dinosaur Land. You'll get in some beach time at Fig Tree Bay and Nissi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Protaras: Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Protaras Coastal Promenade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Bay, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Protaras route planner.

Traveling by car from Dipkarpaz to Protaras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Peyia.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Paralimni, Famagusta
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Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

4
nights
Peyia

Peyia ©
Shop till you drop at Kivotos Gallery and Peyia Village Market. Visiting Coral Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peyia: Neldi Art Gallery (in Paphos) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion).

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Peyia trip maker .

Drive from Protaras to Peyia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Peyia, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Limassol.

Things to do in Peyia

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Paphos, Lara Beach, Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

9
nights
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
For shopping fun, head to Skulukuin Art & Handmade Jewelry or Michael Owen Art Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Governor's Beach and Afroditi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Limassol: Avdimou Beach (in Avdimou), Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Barefoot Designs Art Gallery (in Pissouri). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Kourion, view the masterpieces at Apothiki 79, take in the waterfront activity at Limassol Marina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Limassol trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Peyia to Limassol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Limassol sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Limassol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Omodos, Pissouri, Pedoulas, Kelefos Bridge
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Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock
Pissouri Beach ©
Pissouri Beach
Caledonia Waterfalls ©
Caledonia Waterfalls

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