8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyprus Trip Planner

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Fly
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Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paphos
— 2 nights
Bus to Larnaca, Fly to Ljubljana

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cyclops Cave. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ayia Napa Monastery, get in on the family fun at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, enjoy the sand and surf at Makronissos Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa day trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in December: high temperatures in Ayia Napa hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kyrenia

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, choose your vessel at Vela Yachting, and then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyrenia trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyrenia are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akamas Peninsula National Park and Smigies Nature Trail. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Aphrodite's Rock will get you outdoors. Take a break from Paphos with a short trip to Kourion in Limassol City, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Neophytos Monastery, stop by Aphrodite Jewellery, and get to know the resident critters at Pafos Zoo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos day trip website.

You can drive from Kyrenia to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cyprus travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
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.