8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus trip planner

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Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nicosia
— 1 night
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Paphos

— 3 nights
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.
Visiting Coral Bay and Aphrodite's Rock will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Tombs of the Kings and Chakra Fine Art Gallery & Culture Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion), Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Oleastro Olive Park and Museum (in Anogyra). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, look for gifts at Aliathon Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, and hit all the best shops with Neldi Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paphos online tour itinerary builder.

London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Paphos: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ayia Napa

— 2 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and then kick back and relax at Nissi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ayia Napa road trip app.

Drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nicosia

— 1 night

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and finally shop like a local with Gallery 37.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia road trip planning website.

Drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Nicosia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Cyprus travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.