12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  18​h
1
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
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
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nissi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Salamis Ancient City and Church of Profitis Elias are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Ayia Napa to Famagusta to see Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, go for a walk through Cape Greco National Forest Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and stroll through Konnos Bay.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Ayia Napa online travel planner .

New York City, USA to Ayia Napa is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Ayia Napa due to the time zone difference. In October, Ayia Napa is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Famagusta
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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 30th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, then delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally kick back and relax at Finikoudes Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nicosia trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Larnaca, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
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 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Struggle Museum in Omodos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Timios Stavros Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pedoulas visit website .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Pedoulas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Omodos, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Timios Stavros Monastery ©
Timios Stavros Monastery
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©

4
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 and learn at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum and Carob Museum and Factory - Mavros Chrysos. Get a sense of the local culture at Tombs of the Kings and Paphos Harbour Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: O'Vrakas Gifts (in Pissouri) and Limassol (Kourion & Kolossi Castle). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Coral Bay, view the masterpieces at Neldi Art Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paphos journey builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Pedoulas to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Anogyra, Limassol, O'Vrakas Gifts, 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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