13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Kyrenia — 2 nights

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.
Take a break from Kyrenia with a short trip to Kantara Castle in Trikomo, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, step into the grandiose world of Buffavento Castle, steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, and learn about winemaking at Etel Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyrenia online trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kyrenia is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Kyrenia at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pedoulas.
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Pedoulas — 1 night

Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church, admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and finally explore the ancient world of Soli Ruinen.

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Traveling by car from Kyrenia to Pedoulas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Pedoulas, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion), The Sanctuary Of Apollo (in Episkopi) and Limassol City (Cyprus Theater Museum, Kolossi Castle, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, don't miss a visit to Saint Paul's Pillar, hunt for treasures at Traditional Cypriot Craft Market, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Caves.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Pedoulas to Paphos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Paphos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Larnaca.
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Larnaca — 4 nights

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nicosia (Church of Virgin Mary Chrisaliniotissas, The Cyprus Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Camel Park, don't miss a visit to Emira Pottery, explore the activities along Larnaka Salt Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke.

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Getting from Paphos to Larnaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.