8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
1
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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.
You've added Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, The Wooden Pub, Kolossi Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, buy something for everyone on your list at Kings Avenue Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Paphos Municipal Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paphos day trip planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Paphos is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in August: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kouklia, Kolossi Castle, Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery
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Pafos Zoo ©
Pafos Zoo
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House, and finally explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour.

Make your Kyrenia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Kyrenia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Paphos in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyrenia: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nicosia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Mavi Kosk - Blue House ©
Mavi Kosk - Blue House

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ayia Napa: Larnaca (Hala Sultan Tekke & Church of Saint Lazarus). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, explore the activities along Konnos Bay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ayia Napa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kyrenia in August, plan for little chillier days in Ayia Napa, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Larnaca
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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