22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos
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Paphos
— 10 nights
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Nicosia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ayia Napa
— 5 nights
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Paphos — 10 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: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Pissouri Village Square (in Pissouri) and Limassol City (Kourion, Fasouri Watermania Water Park, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Lara Beach, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paphos driving holiday planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Paphos is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much warmer in Paphos: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Larnaca (Larnaka Salt Lake, Hala Sultan Tekke, &more), Kyrenia (Kyrenia Harbour, Saint Hilarion Castle, &more) and Mavi Kosk - Blue House (in Guzelyurt). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Camel Park, delve into the distant past at Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, explore the world behind art at A. G. Leventis Gallery, and stroll around Oroklini Lake.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nicosia itinerary planner.

Getting from Paphos to Nicosia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in July, expect nights in Nicosia to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Greco.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nicosia in July, you will find days in Ayia Napa are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can 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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