8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
— 1 night


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.
Visiting Coral Bay and Aphrodite's Rock will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Tombs of the Kings and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Oleastro Olive Park and Museum (in Anogyra) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Kings Avenue Mall, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chakra Fine Art Gallery & Culture Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paphos online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Paphos. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Paphos: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and then kick back and relax at Nissi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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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 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and finally shop like a local with Gallery 37.

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Drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Nicosia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough 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.