6 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

6 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  3 h
1
Kyrenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Famagusta
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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.
Kyrenia is known for historic sites, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Lapta Coastal Walkway, delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, and make a trip to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyrenia sightseeing tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kyrenia is an approximately 3- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Kyrenia is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Kyrenia are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lapta Coastal Walkway
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour

2
nights
Famagusta

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town Varosha, and finally steep yourself in history at Ay Trias Bassilica. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas, then admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Sea Gate.

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Traveling by car from Kyrenia to Famagusta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyrenia in August: highs in Famagusta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Ghost Town Varosha ©
Ghost Town Varosha
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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