8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
1
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Protaras
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Liberty Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia trip itinerary site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nicosia is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nicosia: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Larnaca
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Mackenzie Beach ©
Mackenzie Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The House of Dionysus and Saint Paul's Pillar. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kourion Beach and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos. Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Promenade (in Limassol) and Speed Boats Tours (in Latchi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, kick back and relax at Lara Beach, browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agioi Anargyroi Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paphos online holiday planner .

You can drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Paphos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Limassol, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Lara Beach, Edro III Shipwreck
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Kourion Beach ©
Kourion Beach
Spas

3
nights
Protaras

Protaras ©
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Family-friendly places like Landa Beach and Ayia Thekla Beach will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Salamis Ancient City. Step out of Protaras to go to Famagusta and see Famagusta City Walls, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Sea Caves, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Greco National Forest Park, and don't miss a visit to Kamara Tou Koraka.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Protaras road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Protaras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Protaras are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Famagusta
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Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach
Ayia Thekla Beach ©
Ayia Thekla Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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