9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
1
Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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 find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Limassol (The Sanctuary Of Apollo, Kourion, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, explore and take pictures at Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch, tee off at Minthis Hills Golf Club, and make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Paphos trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paphos is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Paphos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, Paphos is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Paphos

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Limassol, Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay
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Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

2
nights
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Buyuk Han, then don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at The Private Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cyprus Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyrenia road trip planning app .

Getting from Paphos to Kyrenia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyrenia can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Kyrenia

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Nicosia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Lazarus Church, then kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Konnos Bay and then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa tour planning tool .

Drive from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Protaras, Larnaca
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay

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