10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights


Paphos — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Fri) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and stroll through Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paphos trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Paphos. August in Paphos sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Nicosia.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Finikoudes Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally don't miss a visit to Emira Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, take a stroll through Ledra Street Crossing Point, and then get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia journey planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in August, you will find days in Nicosia are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
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Ayia Napa — 3 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Ayia Napa is known for beaches, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nissi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Greco, get in on the family fun at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Ayia Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nicosia in August, expect nights in Ayia Napa to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.