13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus holiday planner
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Larnaca
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Lapta
— 4 nights
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Nicosia
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Famagusta
— 1 night
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Dipkarpaz
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Protaras
— 2 nights
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Nicosia
— 2 nights
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Platres
— 1 night
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Paphos
— 2 nights
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Limassol City
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Larnaca
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Larnaca

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.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Larnaca trip planning app.

London, UK to Larnaca is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Larnaca is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Larnaca reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. You will leave for Lapta on the 7th (Sat).
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Lapta — 4 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Mamas Church and Icon Museum and Guzelyurt Museum of Archeology & Natural History. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lapta Coastal Walkway and Cyprus Underwater Explorers.

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You can drive from Larnaca to Lapta in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In May in Lapta, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Nicosia on the 11th (Wed).
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Nicosia

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 11th (Wed), soak in style at Turkish baths.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lapta to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nicosia can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Famagusta.
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Famagusta — 1 night

Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach, then kick back and relax at Glapsides Beach, then admire the striking features of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas, and finally steep yourself in history at Sea Gate.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Famagusta trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Famagusta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Famagusta sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Dipkarpaz.
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Dipkarpaz

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dipkarpaz tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Famagusta to Dipkarpaz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Protaras.
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Protaras — 2 nights

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Vryssi Beach, hike along Profitis Elias - Konnos Nature Trail, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, stroll through Green Bay, get outside with Protaras Coastal Promenade, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Church, then kick back and relax at Vathia Gonia Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Protaras trip site.

Traveling by car from Dipkarpaz to Protaras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Protaras can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 2 nights

On the 14th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis, examine the collection at Cyprus Folk Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation, then relax and rejuvenate at Huma Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Sava, and finally make a trip to Paphos Gate. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Phaneromeni Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Temple Of Virgin Mary Faneromenis, admire the masterpieces at Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diana Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of HZ. Omer Turbesi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nicosia day trip website.

Getting from Protaras to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Platres.
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Platres — 1 night

Platres is a mountainous village in Cyprus. On the 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Timios Stavros Monastery, do a tasting at Ktima Gerolemo, do a tasting at Karseras Family Winery, take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Potamos Waterfalls, then hike along Atalante Nature Trail, and finally take in the views from Milia Medieval Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Platres trip builder.

You can drive from Nicosia to Platres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Nicosia in May, plan for slightly colder days in Platres, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos — 2 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.
On the 17th (Tue), get close to the beloved marine mammals with ABC Dive Club, Head underground at Sea Caves, explore the ancient world of St. Georgios Church, Basilica & Rock Tombs, then get engrossed in the history at Agios Georgios Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Villa of Theseus, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Church, then play a few rounds at Elea Golf, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Platres to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In May in Paphos, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Limassol City.
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Limassol City

The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at DaNala Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Limassol City itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Limassol City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Limassol City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Larnaca.
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Larnaca

Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at CTO Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Panagia Angeloktisti.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Larnaca tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Limassol City to Larnaca by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Castles
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.
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