9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus route planner
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Kyrenia
— 1 day
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Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Larnaca
— 4 nights
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Kyrenia — 1 day

Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery and then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyrenia trip builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kyrenia is an approximately 3-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, things will get slightly colder in Kyrenia: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Traditional Cypriot Craft Market and Art & Shock Gallery. Family-friendly places like Tombs of the Kings and Coral Bay will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Akamas Peninsula National Park in Neo Chorion (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Tribekos, explore the world behind art at Chakra Fine Art Gallery & Culture Centre, examine the collection at Paphos Ethnographic Museum, and browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paphos trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kyrenia to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Larnaca.
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Larnaca — 4 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Ledra Street Crossing Point or Gallery 37. Visiting Finikoudes Beach and Larnaka Salt Lake will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Larnaca side-trips: Ayia Napa (Landa Beach, Nissi Beach, &more) and Sacred Temple Of Virgin Mary Faneromenis (in Nicosia). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Camel Park, explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, get into the urban bustle at The Tree of life centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Larnaca day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Larnaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Larnaca, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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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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