14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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Start: Larnaca, Cyprus
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Larnaca, Cyprus
— Few hours
Bus:  45 min
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Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Nicosia, Cyprus
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Alanya, Turkey
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
6
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
7
Izmir, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
8
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Larnaca, Cyprus


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Larnaca, Cyprus

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.
For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Larnaca trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Cyprus, the closest major aiports are Larnaca International Airport, Ercan International Airport and Paphos International Airport. January in Larnaca sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll set off for Famagusta on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Famagusta, Cyprus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City, then contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Sea Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Georgios Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapparris Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

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Traveling by bus from Larnaca to Famagusta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Famagusta sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paralimni, Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts
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Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Kapparris Beach ©
Kapparris Beach

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Paphos, Cyprus

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Sanctuary Of Apollo as well as Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. On the 5th (Sat), delve into the distant past at The Sanctuary Of Apollo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, browse the different shops at Kings Avenue Mall, then explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paphos vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Famagusta to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Paphos sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Nicosia.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

The Sanctuary Of Apollo
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul ©
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul
Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company ©
Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company

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Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Buyuk Han and then explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cyprus Folk Art Museum, take a stroll through Ledra Street Crossing Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Asinou Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in January, plan for little chillier nights in Nicosia, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Alanya.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mavi Kosk - Blue House, Saint Hilarion Castle
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han
Mavi Kosk - Blue House ©
Mavi Kosk - Blue House

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Alanya, Turkey

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, then steep yourself in history at Hamaxia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alanya trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Nicosia to Alanya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nicosia to Alanya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi
Hamaxia ©
Hamaxia

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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Ataturk House & Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, then view the masterpieces at Devlet Guzel Sanatlar Galerisi, and finally see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

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Getting from Alanya to Antalya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Antalya are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ataturk House & Museum ©
Ataturk House & Museum
Yivli Minaret Mosque ©
Yivli Minaret Mosque

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Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Urla Winery, explore the galleries of Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, then browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Kemeralti Market, learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pirlanta Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Izmir vacation planner.

Getting from Antalya to Izmir by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Antalya in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Izmir, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Izmir

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urla Winery
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Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Kemeralti Market ©
Kemeralti Market
Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque

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Ankara, Turkey

Ankara
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), take an in-depth tour of II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi, explore the galleries of Cer Modern, then admire the striking features of Aslanhane Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii).

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ankara trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Izmir to Ankara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Izmir in January; daily highs in Ankara reach 1°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Aslanhane Mosque
Aslanhane Mosque
Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii) ©
Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii)
Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii) ©
Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore and learn at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Venture out of the city with trips to Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik) and Erikli Waterfall (in Yalova). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, look for gifts at Iznik Works, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ankara to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ankara in January; daily highs in Istanbul reach 10°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Delmece Yaylasi, Erikli Waterfall
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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