9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Nicosia — 2 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mackenzie Beach and Finikoudes Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Cyprus Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nicosia: Church of Saint Lazarus (in Larnaca), Camel Park (in Mazotos) and Kyrenia (Bellapais Monastery & Ancient Shipwreck Museum).

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Istanbul, Turkey to Nicosia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Nicosia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Nicosia, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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 off the beaten path and head to Kourion Beach and The House of Dionysus. Attractions like Tombs of the Kings and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Pissouri (Pissouri Beach & Barefoot Designs) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, stop by Agoras Shop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paphos trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nicosia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Protaras.
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Protaras — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Landa Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Attractions like Nissi Beach and Ayia Thekla Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, get great views at Sea Caves, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

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Getting from Paphos to Protaras by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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.