22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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22 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Chisinau
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Larnaca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nicosia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Famagusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Neo Chorion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Erimi
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Limassol
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chisinau

1
night
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 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Mackenzie Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, then browse the exhibits of Medieval Fort, then explore the world behind art at Every Day Is A Gift, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Apothiki 79, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavrovouni Monastery.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Larnaca travel planner .

Chisinau, Moldova to Larnaca is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Stavrovouni Monastery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach

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 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Soli Ruinen, then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangelos Michail.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pedoulas holiday planner .

You can drive from Larnaca to Pedoulas in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Soli Ruinen, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery
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Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Soli Ruinen ©
Soli Ruinen

3
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'll explore and learn at The Cyprus Museum and A. G. Leventis Gallery. Ledra Street Crossing Point and Gallery 37 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nicosia: Chrysospiliotissa Church (in Deftera) and Monastery of Saint Herakleidios (in Politiko). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Byzantine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Panteleimonas Church, and admire the striking features of Buyuk Han.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Nicosia driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Pedoulas to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pedoulas in December since evenings lows in Nicosia dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monastery of Saint Herakleidios, Agios Panteleimonas Church, Chrysospiliotissa Church
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The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Ledra Street Crossing Point ©
Ledra Street Crossing Point
Byzantine Museum ©
Byzantine Museum

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Profitis Elias and Traditional house. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Taste of Life, explore the activities along Konnos Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Protaras, Traditional house
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, then kick back and relax at Alagadi Turtle Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of Antiphonitis.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyrenia road trip tool .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kyrenia are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

3
nights
Famagusta

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City, then take an in-depth tour of NamIk Kemal ZindanI ve Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kantara Castle, then see the interesting displays at Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts, and then see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town Varosha.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Famagusta trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kyrenia to Famagusta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Famagusta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kantara Castle, Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Kantara Castle ©
Kantara Castle
St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum ©

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 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and then get a taste of the local shopping with Neldi Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Paphos Ethnographic Museum, then browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall, then kick back and relax at Coral Bay, and finally view the masterpieces at The Place.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paphos holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Famagusta to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Neo Chorion.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Coral Bay
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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
Neo Chorion

Neo Chorion ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akamas Peninsula National Park, then learn about winemaking at Sterna Winery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Rafael.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Neo Chorion trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paphos to Neo Chorion. In January, daily temperatures in Neo Chorion can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Erimi.

Things to do in Neo Chorion

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Polis, Church of St. Rafael, Sterna Winery
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Sterna Winery ©
Sterna Winery
Marion - Arsinoe Archaeological Museum ©

1
night
Erimi

Erimi is a village lying partly in the Limassol District of Cyprus and partly in the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Timios Stavros Monastery.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Erimi day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neo Chorion to Erimi. January in Erimi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Erimi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pissouri, Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, Timios Stavros Monastery, Michael Owen Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum ©
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum
Barefoot Designs Art Gallery ©
Barefoot Designs Art Gallery

3
nights
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Cyprus Medical Museum, then kick back and relax at Lady's Mile Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kourion Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Kourion. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Kolossi Castle, examine the collection at Kalavasos-Tenta Neolithic Archaeological Site, do a tasting at Hadjiantonas Winery, then kick back and relax at Governor's Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

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Limassol is just a stone's throw from Erimi. In January, daytime highs in Limassol are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Limassol

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Lady's Mile Beach, Cyprus Medical Museum, Kalavasos-Tenta Neolithic Archaeological Site, Hadjiantonas Winery
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Lady's Mile Beach ©
Lady's Mile Beach
Kourion ©
Kourion
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement ©
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

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