5 days in Cyprus Itinerary

5 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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5 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 45​min
1
Nicosia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Beirut

1
day
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 28th (Sun), shop like a local with Gallery 37, then don't miss a visit to Ledra Street Crossing Point, then examine the collection at The Pancyprian Gymnasium Museums, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nicosia online road trip planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Nicosia is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nicosia when traveling from Beirut in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Gallery 37 ©
Gallery 37
Ledra Street Crossing Point ©
Ledra Street Crossing Point
St. John Cathedral ©
St. John Cathedral

3
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.
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Tombs of the Kings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Aliathon Gallery and Neldi Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Oleastro Olive Park and Museum (in Anogyra) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). There's much more to do: stroll through Coral Bay, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Chakra Art Gallery Paphos, and explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and then stroll through Nissi Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Paphos to Ayia Napa takes 2.5 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 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Church of Profitis Elias ©
Church of Profitis Elias

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