11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Limassol
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Larnaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cairo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, then kick back and relax at Paphos Municipal Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayios Neophytos Monastery, meet the residents at Pafos Zoo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paphos holiday maker site .

Cairo, Egypt to Paphos is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Paphos reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station ©
Paphos Harbour Castle ©
Paphos Harbour Castle
Agios Neophytos Monastery ©
Agios Neophytos Monastery

3
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Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lady's Mile Beach and Governor's Beach. Visit Kourion and Kolossi Castle for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Limassol to Kouklia to see Aphrodite's Rock about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kikis Pandechis Pottery, take in the waterfront activity at Limassol Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Pissouri Beach, and stroll through Kourion Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Limassol day trip planning site .

You can drive from Nicosia to Limassol in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Nicosia in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Limassol: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Peyia.

Things to do in Limassol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pissouri Beach, Lady's Mile Beach, Kikis Pandechis Pottery, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Aphrodite's Rock
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Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock
Kourion ©
Kourion
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement ©
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

2
nights
Ayia Napa

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a splash at Blue Lagoon. On your second day here, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town Famagusta, kick back and relax at Landa Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ayia Napa Harbour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip planner .

Drive from Limassol to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Larnaca.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ghost Town Varosha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach
Ghost Town Varosha ©
Ghost Town Varosha

3
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, enjoy the sand and surf at Mckenzie Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls. On your second day here, stop by Art by Theo Michael, steep yourself in history at Zenobia Wreck, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Larnaca road trip tool .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Larnaca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Larnaca sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Famagusta, Church Panagia Angeloktisti
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Mackenzie Beach ©
Mackenzie Beach
Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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