17 days in Cyprus Itinerary

17 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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17 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + shuttle:  3​h
1
Protaras
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Larnaca
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Troodos
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Paphos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Limassol
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Protaras

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
On the 10th (Sat), go deep with a submarine tour and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town Varosha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Green Bay, and then head outdoors with Protaras Coastal Promenade.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Protaras travel route site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Protaras is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and shuttle. August in Protaras sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Ghost Town Varosha
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Submarine Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Ghost Town Varosha ©
Ghost Town Varosha

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Landa Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Greco National Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ayia Thekla Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantachou Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyki Nero Beach.

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

Ayia Napa is just a stone's throw from Protaras. August in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Larnaca.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Glyki Nero Beach ©
Glyki Nero Beach

5
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Finikoudes Beach, Kourion, Fig Tree Bay, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Mackenzie Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Museum-lovers will appreciate Medieval Fort and Every Day Is A Gift. Change things up with these side-trips from Larnaca: Famagusta (Famagusta City Walls, Salamis Ancient City, & more). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Zenobia Wreck and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of Graces Churh.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Larnaca journey maker .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Larnaca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paphos, Famagusta, Nissi Beach, Fig Tree Bay, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jimmys Jeep Adventures ©
Jimmys Jeep Adventures

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.
You've now added Coral Bay to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coral Bay, then explore the world behind art at A. G. Leventis Gallery, and then make a trip to Ledra Street Crossing Point. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mavi kosk, take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nicosia route planning website .

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Nicosia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Larnaca in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Coral Bay
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Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Ancient Shipwreck Museum ©
Ancient Shipwreck Museum
A. G. Leventis Gallery ©
A. G. Leventis Gallery

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 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia tou Moutoulla, look for gifts at Platres Chocolate Workshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Millomeris Waterfalls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Archangelos Michail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pedoulas road trip planner.

You can drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nicosia in August, you will find days in Pedoulas are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Troodos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Timios Stavros Monastery, Panagia tou Moutoulla, Platres Chocolate Workshop
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Timios Stavros Monastery ©
Timios Stavros Monastery
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Millomeris Waterfalls ©
Millomeris Waterfalls

1
night
Troodos

Troodos ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Artemis Nature Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, then walk around Troodos Geopark, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amiantos Asbestos Mine, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Troodos Mountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Troodos day trip tool .

Troodos is just a stone's throw from Pedoulas. In August, daily temperatures in Troodos can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Troodos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Troodos Mountains ©
Troodos Mountains
Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus

3
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.
Akamas Peninsula National Park has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The House of Dionysus and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church. Visit Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and St. Georgios Church, Basilica & Rock Tombs for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall, learn about winemaking at Vouni Panayia Winery, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and Head underground at Sea Caves.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paphos tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Troodos to Paphos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Paphos, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Edro III Shipwreck, Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

1
night
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Limassol Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kourion Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Limassol trip builder app .

Getting from Paphos to Limassol by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Limassol

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Kourion Beach ©
Kourion Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum ©

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