10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Kouklia (Aphrodite's Rock & Aphrodite Hills Golf Course). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub, stroll through Coral Bay, and indulge your senses at Paphos Wine Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paphos trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Paphos is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Paphos due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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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 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, then contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nicosia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Paphos to Nicosia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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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: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ayia Napa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Ayia Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · 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.