11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Peyia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Limassol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Peyia

Peyia ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Coral Bay, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, and finally browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall. On the next day, stop by Lempa (Lemba) Pottery Workshop, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus, then stop by Kivotos Gallery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Peyia road trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Peyia is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Peyia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Limassol.

Things to do in Peyia

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Paphos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at AQUA Shop, stop by Kikis Pandechis Pottery, explore the ancient world of Kourion, then explore the ancient world of The Sanctuary Of Apollo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lady's Mile Beach, then explore the ancient world of Kolossi Castle, and then kick back and relax at Pissouri Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Limassol day trip planning app .

Getting from Peyia to Limassol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Limassol are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Limassol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lady's Mile Beach, Aphrodite's Rock, Kikis Pandechis Pottery, Pissouri Beach
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Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock
Kourion ©
Kourion
Kolossi Castle ©
Kolossi Castle

3
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.
Visit Nissi Beach and Konnos Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Makronissos Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ayia Napa: Larnaca (Hala Sultan Tekke & Church of Saint Lazarus). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, contemplate the long history of Zenobia Wreck, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ayia Napa travel planner .

You can drive from Limassol to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Larnaca, Protaras
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Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Buyuk Han, then get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then don't miss a visit to Ledra Street Crossing Point, and finally explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, and then delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle.

Plan my day in Kyrenia using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ayia Napa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyrenia, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nicosia
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery

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