5 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Larnaca
— 1 night
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Nicosia
— 2 nights
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Larnaca — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then get engrossed in the history at Medieval Fort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Finikoudes Beach, take a spin around town with The Juices Cycles, then get in on the family fun at Camel Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Larnaca travel site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Larnaca is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Larnaca due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Larnaca reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 2 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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, then don't miss a visit to Ledra Street Crossing Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han, and finally make a trip to Selimiye Mosque. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Barbarism, then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, and then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nicosia online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Nicosia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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