12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Nicosia
— 2 nights
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Pedoulas
— 1 day
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Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Limassol City
— 1 day
Drive
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Larnaca
— 2 nights
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Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
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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 day by day itinerary now includes Buyuk Han as well as The Cyprus Museum. On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Panagia tou Machairas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nicosia sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Nicosia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nicosia, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums · Baths · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Pedoulas

— 1 day
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Troodos Mountains, see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, delve into the distant past at Soli Ruinen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pedoulas online road trip planner.

You can drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Paphos

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kings Avenue Mall. On the 11th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall, then take in the pleasant sights at Paphos Harbour and Port, and finally make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Coral Bay, then get to know the resident critters at Pafos Zoo, then sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and finally delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Paphos online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pedoulas to Paphos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Limassol City.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Limassol City

— 1 day
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Promenade, try out the rides at Fasouri Watermania Water Park, step into the grandiose world of Kolossi Castle, contemplate the long history of Kourion, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, and finally explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Limassol City road trip tool.

You can drive from Paphos to Limassol City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Limassol City sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Larnaca.

Things to do in Limassol City

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Larnaca

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally make a trip to Emira Pottery. On your second day here, explore the activities along Larnaka Salt Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, enjoy the sand and surf at Mackenzie Beach, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Fort, then take a spin around town with The Juices Cycles, and finally delve into the distant past at Kition Archaeological Site.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Larnaca day trip website.

Getting from Limassol City to Larnaca by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Larnaca, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Ayia Napa

— 3 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nissi Beach and WaterWorld Themed Waterpark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Othello Castle & Salamis Ancient City). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makronissos Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ayia Napa Monastery, and take some stellar pictures from Sea Caves.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ayia Napa route planner.

Drive from Larnaca to Ayia Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Cyprus travel guide

4.1
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.

Limassol travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Historic Sites · Marinas
Immerse yourself in the world of Cypriot culture and heritage, experience the traditional hospitality, and stroll the streets of one of the island’s most scenic cities in the Limassol District. The area's long strip of coastline is perfect for swimming, diving, sailing, and many other water-based activities. History enthusiasts can choose between numerous sites to visit, from ancient ruins to medieval castles and churches. Limassol, the second-largest city in Cyprus, is the urban center of the region and one of the busiest Mediterranean ports. A cosmopolitan hub of rich history, it offers countless sightseeing opportunities, a vibrant art scene, beaches, parks, and a vast selection of places to go out. Take a trip out of the city to find less crowded beaches and explore the lush countryside, where hills are covered with vineyards and the locals preserve a traditional way of life.