8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Protaras — 2 nights

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Change things up with a short trip to Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Famagusta (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Protaras road trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Protaras is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get a bit cooler in Protaras: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos planner.

Traveling by car from Protaras to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Paphos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nicosia.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries
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Nicosia — 2 nights

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 5th (Tue): make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nicosia trip planner.

You can drive from Paphos to Nicosia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Churches
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.