11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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11 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
1
Ayia Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Limassol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Larnaca
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Blue Lagoon and then explore the activities along Konnos Bay. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nissi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Ayia Napa is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Ayia Napa at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

2
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Byzantine Museum, steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pivo microbrewery, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Buyuk Han, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ledra Street Crossing Point, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nicosia day trip planner .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pedoulas

Pedoulas ©
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, then see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then admire the sheer force of Millomeris Waterfalls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas travel planning app .

You can drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Nicosia in June, plan for slightly colder days in Pedoulas, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Timios Stavros Monastery, Millomeris Waterfalls
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Timios Stavros Monastery ©
Timios Stavros Monastery
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Archangelos Michael Church ©
Archangelos Michael Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paphos route app .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Pedoulas to Paphos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Limassol.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Aphrodite's Rock
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
On the 20th (Sat), cool off at Fasouri Watermania Water Park, then expand your understanding of the military at Kolossi Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Kourion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Limassol day trip planning app .

You can drive from Paphos to Limassol in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Larnaca.

Things to do in Limassol

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Fasouri Watermania Water Park ©
Fasouri Watermania Water Park
Kourion ©
Kourion
Kolossi Castle ©
Kolossi Castle

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night
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 21st (Sun), explore the activities along Larnaka Salt Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Finikoudes Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Larnaca travel planner .

You can drive from Limassol to Larnaca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Larnaca

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke

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