10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
— 4 nights


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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Sat) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from London to Paphos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Paphos at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nicosia.
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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.
On the 4th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Camel Park, then stroll through Finikoudes Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia day trip planner.

Drive from Paphos to Nicosia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in September, you will find days in Nicosia are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa — 4 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Go for a jaunt from Ayia Napa to Famagusta to see Salamis Ancient City about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nissi Beach, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, kick back and relax at Makronissos Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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Drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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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.