8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
1
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Protaras
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Paphos
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Nicosia

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then do a tasting at Ktima Christoudia Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nicosia route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nicosia is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nicosia, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Protaras.

Things to do in Nicosia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Ktima Christoudia Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ktima Christoudia Winery ©
Ktima Christoudia Winery

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ayia Thekla Beach and Green Bay. Family-friendly places like Glyki Nero Beach and Submarine Tours will thrill your kids. Step out of Protaras to go to Larnaca and see Apothiki 79, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Protaras Coastal Promenade, stop by Taste of Life, and steep yourself in history at Zenobia Wreck.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Protaras vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Protaras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Protaras sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Larnaca
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Glyki Nero Beach ©
Glyki Nero Beach
Ayia Thekla Beach ©
Ayia Thekla Beach
Submarine Tours

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Latchi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do your shopping at Kings Avenue Mall and Neldi Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Room Escape Games (in Limassol) and The Spice House (Home of Spice&Easy) (in Peristerona). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus, don't miss a visit to Saint Paul's Pillar, and get out on two wheels at STS Motor Rentals.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Protaras to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Scuba & Snorkeling, The Spice House, Latchi Beach
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Kings Avenue Mall ©
Kings Avenue Mall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Latchi Beach ©
Latchi Beach

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