8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Larnaca
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kolossi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paphos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ayia Napa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Limassol City
Drive
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Pano Lefkara
— 1 night
Drive to Larnaca International Airport, Fly to Cluj-Napoca

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Larnaca

— 3 nights
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque and St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zenobia Wreck and Emira Pottery. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at V.M. Mantovani Plotin Travel Ltd., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Panagia Angeloktisti, and enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Larnaca holiday planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Larnaca is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, things will get a bit warmer in Larnaca: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kolossi.

Things to do in Larnaca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Kolossi

— 1 night
Kolossi is a village on the outskirts of Limassol, Cyprus. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Cyprus Wine Museum, stroll through Akrotiri Marsh, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Efstathios.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kolossi day trip tool.

Drive from Larnaca to Kolossi in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kolossi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Kolossi

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Paphos

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip website.

Traveling by car from Kolossi to Paphos takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Profitis Elias - Konnos Nature Trail, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then laugh and play at Anastasia Aquamania Waterpark.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ayia Napa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Ayia Napa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Limassol City.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Limassol City

The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Limassol City trip planner.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Limassol City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Limassol City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Pano Lefkara on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Limassol City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Pano Lefkara

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the holy cross, delve into the distant past at Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, and then examine the collection at Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery and then experience rural life at Organic Olive Farm - Terra Oliva.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pano Lefkara trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Limassol City to Pano Lefkara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pano Lefkara are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pano Lefkara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.

Limassol travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Historic Sites · Marinas
Immerse yourself in the world of Cypriot culture and heritage, experience the traditional hospitality, and stroll the streets of one of the island’s most scenic cities in the Limassol District. The area's long strip of coastline is perfect for swimming, diving, sailing, and many other water-based activities. History enthusiasts can choose between numerous sites to visit, from ancient ruins to medieval castles and churches. Limassol, the second-largest city in Cyprus, is the urban center of the region and one of the busiest Mediterranean ports. A cosmopolitan hub of rich history, it offers countless sightseeing opportunities, a vibrant art scene, beaches, parks, and a vast selection of places to go out. Take a trip out of the city to find less crowded beaches and explore the lush countryside, where hills are covered with vineyards and the locals preserve a traditional way of life.