8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
1
Kyrenia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Protaras
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Limassol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Paphos
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, then explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, and finally explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyrenia itinerary planner .

London, UK to Kyrenia is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from London to Kyrenia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kyrenia: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour

2
nights
Protaras

Protaras ©
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and then stroll through Nissi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Konnos Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Protaras online day trip planner .

Getting from Kyrenia to Protaras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. May in Protaras sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ayia Napa
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Limassol

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Limassol Castle, go for a stroll along the water at Limassol Marina, explore the ancient world of Kolossi Castle, then explore the ancient world of Kourion, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Limassol route maker tool .

Drive from Protaras to Limassol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Limassol can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Limassol

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aphrodite's Rock
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Kourion ©
Kourion
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock
Kolossi Castle ©
Kolossi Castle

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port, make a trip to The House of Dionysus, and admire all the interesting features of Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos tour planning website .

Getting from Limassol to Paphos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Paphos are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Akamas Peninsula National Park
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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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