8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Paphos
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Budapest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Technis Dromena. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls, then explore the ancient world of Salamis Ancient City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Virgin Mary Chrisaliniotissas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nicosia online attractions planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Nicosia is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in June: high temperatures in Nicosia hover around 39°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Famagusta, Kyrenia
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Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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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 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Landa Beach, kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Zenobia Wreck. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Blue Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ayia Napa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Ayia Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nicosia in June: highs in Ayia Napa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Zenobia Wreck
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Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kings Avenue Mall. Step out of Paphos with an excursion to Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Coral Bay, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paphos trip planning website .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Paphos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

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