15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Lugano
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Neo Chorion
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Limassol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nicosia
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Famagusta
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  10​h 15​min
End: Lugano

3
nights
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.
Step out of Paphos to go to Pedoulas and see Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, examine the collection at Paphos Ethnographic Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paphos journey builder .

Lugano, Switzerland to Paphos is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lugano to Paphos is 1 hour. Traveling from Lugano in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Paphos: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Neo Chorion.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Aphrodite's Rock, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

1
night
Neo Chorion

Neo Chorion ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lara Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Akamas Peninsula National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Neo Chorion road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paphos to Neo Chorion. In January, daily temperatures in Neo Chorion can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Limassol.

Things to do in Neo Chorion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lara Beach
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Lara Beach ©
Lara Beach

2
nights
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, take in the waterfront activity at Limassol Marina, then explore the ancient world of Kolossi Castle, then explore the ancient world of Kourion, and finally delve into the distant past at The Sanctuary Of Apollo. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Sayious Adventure Park and then find something for the whole family at Camel Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Limassol trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Neo Chorion to Limassol with the Route module. In January in Limassol, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Limassol

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Camel Park, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Kourion ©
Kourion
Kolossi Castle ©
Kolossi Castle
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement ©
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

3
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nicosia: Kantara Castle (in Trikomo), Larnaca (Larnaka Salt Lake, Church of Saint Lazarus, & more) and Stavrovouni Monastery (in Pyrga). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Virgin Mary Chrisaliniotissas, make a trip to Buyuk Han, and wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia road trip planning app .

You can drive from Limassol to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Limassol in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nicosia, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Stavrovouni Monastery, Kantara Castle
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Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Larnaka Salt Lake ©
Larnaka Salt Lake

2
nights
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): delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, and then step into the grandiose world of Buffavento Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyrenia holiday planner.

Kyrenia is just a stone's throw from Nicosia. January in Kyrenia sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Mavi Kosk - Blue House ©
Mavi Kosk - Blue House

1
night
Famagusta

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Othello Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Salamis Ancient City, and finally don't miss a visit to St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Famagusta online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kyrenia to Famagusta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Othello Castle ©
Othello Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Nissi Beach, kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Agioi Anargyroi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Traditional house and then kick back and relax at Konnos Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa sightseeing planner .

Drive from Famagusta to Ayia Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Traditional house, Fig Tree Bay
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

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