11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus trip itinerary planner

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Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nicosia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, Salamis Ancient City, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Konnos Bay, and stroll through Fig Tree Bay.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ayia Napa. December in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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Nicosia

— 4 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.
Explore Nicosia's surroundings by going to Larnaca (Larnaka Salt Lake, Church of Saint Lazarus, &more), Kyrenia (Archangelos Michael Church, Saint Hilarion Castle, &more) and Kantara Castle (in Trikomo). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bedesten - Eski Ayanikola Kilisesi, and wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point.

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Drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & Kourion) and Barefoot Designs Art Gallery (in Pissouri). Make the 10th (Fri) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar, examine the collection at Paphos Ethnographic Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Timios Stavros Monastery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos trip planner.

Getting from Nicosia to Paphos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Paphos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Cyprus travel guide

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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.