9 days in Cyprus & Malta Itinerary

9 days in Cyprus & Malta Itinerary

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Protaras, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stop by Taste of Life, stroll through Nissi Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Protaras journey maker website.

Paris, France to Protaras is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Protaras reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, and finally make a trip to Paphos Harbour and Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, see the interesting displays at Paphos Ethnographic Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paphos road trip planner.

You can drive from Protaras to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Protaras in July, expect nights in Paphos to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Valletta, Malta

— 4 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Valletta is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mnajdra, get engrossed in the history at Casa Rocca Piccola, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valletta trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paphos to Valletta takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Paphos to Valletta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Valletta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Cyprus travel guide

4.2
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.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.