8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Paphos
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Landa Beach and Nissi Beach. Visit Famagusta City Walls and Zenobia Wreck for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (Ay Trias Bassilica, Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa trip builder app .

Glasgow, UK to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Ayia Napa is 2 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, expect nights in Ayia Napa to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Famagusta, Protaras, Zenobia Wreck
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Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Gallery 37, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then admire the striking features of Bedesten, then look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nicosia travel planner .

Drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory ©
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Neldi Art Gallery. Family-friendly places like Coral Bay and Avdimou Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kings Avenue Mall.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip planner.

Drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Nicosia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paphos, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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