7 days in Cyprus Itinerary

7 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Nicosia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Emira Pottery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, and finally stop by The Boutique. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery.

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Izmir, Turkey to Nicosia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Izmir, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Nicosia, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paphos.
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Paphos — 3 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.
Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Thu) at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paphos online trip maker.

You can drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Nicosia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paphos, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Protaras.
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Protaras — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Konnos Bay. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, and then make a splash at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark.

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Traveling by car from Paphos to Protaras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Protaras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.