8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paphos
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Kaunas

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tombs of the Kings and Lempa Chalcolithic Village. Get outdoors at Akamas Peninsula National Park and Coral Bay. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Aliathon Gallery, examine the collection at The Grivas Monument and Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paphos trip planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Paphos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, Paphos is warmer than Kaunas - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Akamas Peninsula National Park, Coral Bay
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

1
night
Pedoulas

Pedoulas ©
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, identify plant and animal life at Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church.

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Traveling by car from Paphos to Pedoulas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Archangelos Michael Church ©
Archangelos Michael Church

1
night
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Byzantine Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 37, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ledra Street Crossing Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nicosia trip site .

Traveling by car from Pedoulas to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pedoulas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nicosia, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Ledra Street Crossing Point ©
Ledra Street Crossing Point
Byzantine Museum ©
Byzantine Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Konnos Bay, then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ayia Napa day trip website .

You can drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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