8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nicosia
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, delve into the distant past at Kolossi Castle, then delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, and finally see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paphos road trip website .

London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, Paphos is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Kolossi Castle
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

3
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.
Ayia Napa is known for beaches, theme parks, nature, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Konnos Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Paphos to Ayia Napa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

2
nights
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 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Sayious Adventure Park and then get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nicosia trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Larnaca, Sayious Adventure Park
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Sayious Adventure Park ©
Sayious Adventure Park
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle

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