44 days in Cyprus Itinerary

44 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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44 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 45​min
1
Ayia Napa
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 14 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Paphos
— 13 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New York City

15
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nissi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Saint Lazarus and Art by Theo Michael. Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (Famagusta City Walls, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, & more), Kantara Castle (in Trikomo) and Larnaca (Mackenzie Beach, Hala Sultan Tekke, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Green Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary app .

New York City, USA to Ayia Napa is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ayia Napa is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Ayia Napa reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Protaras, Famagusta, Paralimni, Kantara Castle
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

14
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Shop till you drop at Ledra Street Crossing Point and Venus Rose Cosmetics. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Hilarion Castle and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos. Venture out of the city with trips to Mavi Kosk - Blue House (in Guzelyurt), Soli Ruinen (in Lefke) and Kyrenia (Kyrenia Harbour, Bellapais Monastery, & more). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Gallery 37, explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Archangelos Michael Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nicosia tour planner.

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nicosia are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll set off for Paphos on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Pedoulas, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, THE ROSE FACTORY CHRIS N. TSOLAKIS
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

13
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.
Visit Coral Bay and Lara Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tombs of the Kings and Aliathon Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Limassol (Kourion, The Sanctuary Of Apollo, & more) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, view the masterpieces at Chakra Art Gallery Paphos, and learn about winemaking at Vouni Panayia Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paphos driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paphos when traveling from Nicosia in January, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Limassol, Pissouri, Timios Stavros Monastery, Lara Beach, Michael Owen Art Gallery
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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