16 days in London, Paris & Cyprus Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Protaras, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Trafalgar Square, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and finally walk around Hyde Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London tour planner.

Tampa, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In May, London is colder than Tampa - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Protaras.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Protaras, Cyprus — 3 nights

Land of Windmills

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Protaras is known for beaches, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, stroll through Nissi Beach, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Protaras online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Protaras in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Protaras is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Protaras hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Kourion (in Limassol City) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). And it doesn't end there: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, make a splash at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip planner.

Drive from Protaras to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Tower of London.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the London driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Paphos to London takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paphos to London. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paphos in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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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.
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