7 days in Cyprus Itinerary
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Bus to Larnaca, Fly to Helsinki
Sun, Dec 26 - Sat, Jan 1
Larnaca — 1 day
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.Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, then stroll through Mackenzie Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus.
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Helsinki, Finland to Larnaca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Larnaca to be warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa — 2 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Konnos Bay, take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco National Forest Park, then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Landa Beach, then kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
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Traveling by car from Larnaca to Ayia Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Famagusta.
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Famagusta — 1 night
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City.
To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Famagusta online travel route planner.
You can drive from Ayia Napa to Famagusta in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.Step out of the city life by going to Sea Caves and Atlantis Turtle Watching Cruise. Get some cultural insight at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Tombs of the Kings. Take a break from Paphos with a short trip to Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, and delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paphos trip tool.
Drive from Famagusta to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Paphos are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Cyprus travel guide
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.