8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus travel planner

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Fly
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Ayia Napa
— 1 night
Drive
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Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive
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Paphos
— 3 nights
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Ayia Napa

— 1 night
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle and then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay.

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Amman, Jordan to Ayia Napa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. August in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Nicosia

— 2 nights

the last divided capital

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 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, take a stroll through Ledra Street Crossing Point, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 37. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nicosia road trip planning website.

Drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ayia Napa in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Pedoulas

— 1 night
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pedoulas day trip planning app.

You can drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Nicosia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pedoulas, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Paphos

— 3 nights
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.
Visit Tombs of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park for their historical value. Do your shopping at Kings Avenue Mall and Swanky Wags. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Barefoot Designs Art Gallery (in Pissouri), Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coral Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and examine the collection at Paphos Ethnographic Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paphos trip planning website.

Drive from Pedoulas to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Paphos sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.