8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  29​h
1
Paphos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, then explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, and finally kick back and relax at Coral Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Kings Avenue Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, then delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, and finally examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paphos sightseeing planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Paphos is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Paphos due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for warmer days in Paphos, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Coral Bay
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

4
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.
Get outdoors at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Blue Lagoon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Famagusta City Walls and Othello Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Sea Caves, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ayia Napa trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Famagusta, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Scuba & Snorkeling
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls

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