14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey & Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Larnaca, Cyprus
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Larnaca, Cyprus
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
2
Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
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
8
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
+2
train + 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 where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Larnaca trip website .

If you are flying in from Cyprus, the closest major airports are Larnaca International Airport, Ercan International Airport and Paphos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toFamagusta.

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City, contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Sea Gate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Church. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts, then kick back and relax at Kapparris Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Famagusta trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Famagusta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paralimni, Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the ancient world of The Sanctuary Of Apollo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, then 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 ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Famagusta to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han and then explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cyprus Folk Art Museum, shop like a local with Ledra Street Crossing Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Asinou Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Mavi Kosk - Blue House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Nicosia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alanya.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Hilarion Castle, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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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, explore the ancient world of Hamaxia, then stroll through Kleopatra Beach, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The harbor.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alanya trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Nicosia to Alanya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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

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

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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): see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yivli Minaret Mosque, then take in the exciting artwork at Devlet Guzel Sanatlar Galerisi, and finally see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya route maker .

Drive from Alanya to Antalya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 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.
On the 10th (Thu), do a tasting at Urla Winery, then view the masterpieces at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque. On your second day here, take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, and then stroll through Pirlanta Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Izmir tour planner .

Fly from Antalya to Izmir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Antalya in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Izmir: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Izmir

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urla Winery
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), take an in-depth tour of II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi, view the masterpieces at Cer Modern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aslanhane Camis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Izmir to Ankara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Izmir in January, things will get slightly colder in Ankara: highs are around 1°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
Get outdoors at Delmece Yaylasi and Luxury Istanbul Day Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultanahmet District and Basilica Cistern. Step out of Istanbul to go to Yalova and see Erikli Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , look for gifts at Iznik Works, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ankara to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Ankara in January, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Delmece Yaylasi, Erikli Waterfall
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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