8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Shuttle:  7​h 45​min
1
Ayia Napa
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Famagusta
— 1 day
Bus:  45​min
3
Larnaca
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
4
Nicosia
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
5
Pano Lefkara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Platres
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  1​h
7
Paphos
— 1 day
Bus:  30​min
8
Kouklia
— Few hours
Bus:  30​min
9
Geroskipou
— 1 night
Bus:  15​min
10
Chloraka
— 1 day
Bus:  45​min
11
Latchi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
12
Protaras
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
13
Deryneia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
14
Limassol
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
15
Pissouri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
16
Kathikas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Troodos
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
18
Pedoulas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
19
Kalavasos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Budapest

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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.
To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa sightseeing planning tool .

Budapest, Hungary to Ayia Napa is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in September: high temperatures in Ayia Napa hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Famagusta.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Saint Lazarus
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Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Famagusta City Walls. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Salamis Ancient City and then steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Famagusta trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Ayia Napa to Famagusta by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September in Famagusta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Larnaca.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls

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Larnaca

Larnaca
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Every Day Is A Gift has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Every Day Is A Gift.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Larnaca trip planner .

You can drive from Famagusta to Larnaca in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Larnaca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Nicosia.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
You've added Near East Car Museum, Agios Neophytos Church, Buffavento Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buyuk Han and St. John Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Alagadi Turtle Beach and Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nicosia holiday maker website .

You can drive from Paphos to Nicosia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Paphos in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nicosia, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Buffavento Castle
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Buffavento Castle ©
Buffavento Castle
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Kıbrıs Araba Müzesi ©
Kıbrıs Araba Müzesi

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Pano Lefkara

Pano Lefkara ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kourion as well as Golden Donkeys Farm. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Golden Donkeys Farm, delve into the distant past at Kourion, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the holy cross, and finally learn about winemaking at Ktima Dafermou Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pano Lefkara driving holiday planner .

Getting from Famagusta to Pano Lefkara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Pano Lefkara, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Platres.

Things to do in Pano Lefkara

Wineries Historic Sites
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Church of the holy cross ©
Church of the holy cross

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Platres

Platres
Platres is a mountainous village in Cyprus. Take a break from the city and head to Avdimou Beach and Caledonia Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lania Village and Church of Archangelos Michail. Change things up with these side-trips from Platres: Pomos (Pomos Fishermans Harbour, Paradise Beach, & more) and Latchi Beach (in Latchi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, and identify plant and animal life at Troodos Geopark.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Platres travel route planner .

Getting from Pano Lefkara to Platres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Platres can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paphos.

Things to do in Platres

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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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 Tala Monastery Cat Park, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Ayios Neophytos Monastery, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), get your game on at Tala Monastery Cat Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paphos day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Platres to Paphos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Kouklia on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Paphos

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akamas Peninsula National Park
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Agios Neophytos Monastery ©
Agios Neophytos Monastery

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Kouklia

Kouklia
Visit Kouklia and explore a world where legends, history, and traditions come together in a picturesque natural environment.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Sanctuary of Aphrodite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pissouri Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kouklia holiday planner.

Kouklia is very close to Paphos. In September, daily temperatures in Kouklia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geroskipou.

Things to do in Kouklia

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Geroskipou

Geroskipou
Geroskipou is a coastal town in Cyprus, east of Paphos. For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Geroskipou day trip site .

Geroskipou is very close to Kouklia. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Chlorakas on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Geroskipou

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Chloraka

Chloraka
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chlorakas driving holiday planner .

Chlorakas is very close to Geroskipou. In September in Chlorakas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Latchi on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Chloraka

Nightlife Classes Shopping
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Latchi

Latchi
Take a trip to the west coast of Cyprus and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the scenic town of Latchi, a perfect holiday destination for those who want to step away from the beaten path.
On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Latsi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Latchi trip planner .

Getting from Chlorakas to Latchi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Latchi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Protaras

Protaras
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Louma Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Protaras trip tool .

Drive from Latchi to Protaras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Protaras are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Deryneia on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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Deryneia

Deryneia
Deryneia is a large village in the island of Cyprus. To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Deryneia trip website .

Deryneia is just a stone's throw from Protaras. In October, daily temperatures in Deryneia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Limassol.

Things to do in Deryneia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agios Georgios Church
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Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Afroditi Beach, delve into the distant past at The Sanctuary Of Apollo, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Kolossi Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Limassol trip planner .

Drive from Deryneia to Limassol in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Limassol can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pissouri.

Things to do in Limassol

Historic Sites
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Kolossi Castle ©
Kolossi Castle

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Pissouri

Pissouri
Combining a scenic coastline and an atmosphere of traditional hospitality, Pissouri is the perfect destination for a true Cypriot experience.
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pissouri trip planning website .

Pissouri is very close to Limassol. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kathikas.

Things to do in Pissouri

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Kathikas

Kathikas ©
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kathikas tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Pissouri to Kathikas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kathikas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Troodos.
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Edro III Shipwreck ©
Edro III Shipwreck

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Troodos

Troodos
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Troodos Mountains.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Troodos trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kathikas to Troodos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Troodos

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pedoulas

Pedoulas
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 18th (Thu), go for a walk through Lapta Coastal Walkway. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Panteleimonas Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas trip itinerary planner.

Pedoulas is just a stone's throw from Troodos. October in Pedoulas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toKalavasos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Kalavasos

Kalavasos
Kalavasos is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 6 km north of Zygi. On the 20th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Drapia Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kalavasos road trip planning website .

Drive from Pedoulas to Kalavasos in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Kalavasos

Outdoors Parks Tours
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