9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Kyrenia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyrenia route builder app .

New Delhi, India to Kyrenia is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kyrenia hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nicosia
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to AQUA Shop or Kings Avenue Mall. Visiting Coral Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Limassol (Kolossi Castle, Kikis Pandechis Pottery, & more), Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, identify plant and animal life at Akamas Peninsula National Park, don't miss a visit to The House of Dionysus, and stop by Lempa (Lemba) Pottery Workshop.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip tool .

Drive from Kyrenia to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Paphos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Limassol, Kikis Pandechis Pottery, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Coral Bay
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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.
On the 1st (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nissi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Paphos to Ayia Napa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Protaras, Larnaca
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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