5 days in Haifa & Cyprus Itinerary

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Haifa, Israel
— 1 day
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Protaras, Cyprus
— 2 nights


Haifa, Israel — 1 day

A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Louis Promenade, make a short side trip with Israel Cruise Excursions - Day Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Jarina Mosque.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa sightseeing planning tool.

Tel Aviv to Haifa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Haifa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 2 nights

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 8th (Sat): cool off at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, then stroll through Coral Bay, and finally explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paphos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Haifa to Paphos takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Haifa in October, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Paphos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Protaras.
Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Protaras, Cyprus — 2 nights

Land of Windmills

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the activities along Konnos Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, and then explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Protaras road trip site.

Drive from Paphos to Protaras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Cyprus travel guide

From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.