15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus holiday planner
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— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Ayia Napa
— 5 nights
Drive to Larnaca International Airport, Fly to Washington


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.
Appreciate the collections at Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum and Oleastro Olive Park and Museum. Visit Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church for their historical value. Step out of Paphos with an excursion to Afroditi Beach in Agios Tychon--about 1h 10 min away. Make the 22nd (Thu) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Caves, take in the dramatic natural features at Avakas Gorge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paphos online itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Paphos is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington to Paphos. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington in December: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, take in the awesome beauty at Troodos Mountains, then see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and finally learn about winemaking at Antoniades Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pedoulas trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Pedoulas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pedoulas can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate A. G. Leventis Gallery and The Cyprus Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at St. John Cathedral and Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Larnaca (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mackenzie Beach) and Camel Park (in Mazotos). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Selimiye Mosque.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nicosia road trip site.

Getting from Pedoulas to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pedoulas in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nicosia, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa — 5 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Famagusta City Walls and Ayia Thekla Beach. Salamis Ancient City and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ayia Napa: Famagusta (St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum & Othello Castle). There's lots more to do: stroll through Landa Beach, kick back and relax at Vathia Gonia Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and go for a walk through Cape Greco National Forest Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ayia Napa online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Ayia Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ayia Napa are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).
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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.