13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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13 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Kyrenia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Limassol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Paphos
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Peyia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Larnaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Profitis Elias and Ayia Napa Monastery. Get outdoors at Nissi Beach and Fig Tree Bay. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Konnos Bay, kick back and relax at Makronissos Beach, stroll through Kapparris Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip tool .

Paris, France to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Ayia Napa is 1 hour. In August, Ayia Napa is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Kapparris Beach
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

1
night
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, and finally make a trip to Ledra Street Crossing Point.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nicosia road trip planner .

Getting from Ayia Napa to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ayia Napa in August, expect nights in Nicosia to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Ledra Street Crossing Point ©
Ledra Street Crossing Point
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han

1
day
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then stop by Basketware Edremit, and finally delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyrenia online vacation planner .

Kyrenia is just a short distance from Nicosia. August in Kyrenia sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Shopping
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

2
nights
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Kolossi Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kourion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lady's Mile Beach, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Limassol Marina.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Limassol trip builder .

You can drive from Kyrenia to Limassol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kyrenia in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Limassol, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Limassol

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Lady's Mile Beach
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Lady's Mile Beach ©
Lady's Mile Beach
Kourion ©
Kourion
Kolossi Castle ©
Kolossi Castle

1
night
Paphos

Paphos ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paphos planner .

Traveling by car from Limassol to Paphos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Peyia.

Things to do in Paphos

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Peyia

Peyia ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coral Bay and Lara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Latchi Watersports Centre and George's Watersports - Boat Hire Latchi.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Peyia trip planner .

Peyia is very close to Paphos. September in Peyia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Larnaca.

Things to do in Peyia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Latchi, Toxeftra Beach, Pykni Picnic Site, Lara Beach
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Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Lara Beach ©
Lara Beach

2
nights
Larnaca

Larnaca ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mckenzie Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Lazarus Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Zenobia Wreck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Larnaca online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Peyia to Larnaca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. September in Larnaca sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Larnaca

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke

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