16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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16 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Paphos
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Larnaca
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

4
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.
Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion) and Limassol (Kourion & Kolossi Castle). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a splash at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, and look for gifts at Joulietta - Chocolatier & Patissier.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Paphos trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paphos is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Riyadh in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Paphos, with highs around 37°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Limassol, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Coral Bay, Aphrodite's Rock
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

1
night
Pedoulas

Pedoulas ©
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then don't miss a visit to Monastery of Panayia Trikoukkia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Paphos to Pedoulas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Pedoulas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, Monastery of Panayia Trikoukkia, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Archangelos Michael Church ©
Archangelos Michael Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church, then explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, then explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, and finally don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, then examine the collection at The Museum of Barbarism, then take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyrenia online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pedoulas to Kyrenia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pedoulas in August, expect nights in Kyrenia to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Larnaca.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nicosia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum

4
nights
Larnaca

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (in Famagusta), Sayious Adventure Park (in Limassol) and Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, make a trip to Emira Pottery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Finikoudes Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Larnaca road trip site .

Drive from Kyrenia to Larnaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kyrenia in August, expect nights in Larnaca to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Larnaca

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Kantara Castle, Stavrovouni Monastery, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Sayious Adventure Park
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Sayious Adventure Park ©
Sayious Adventure Park
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Finikoudes Beach ©
Finikoudes Beach

4
nights
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Ayia Napa is known for beaches, theme parks, nature, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nissi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, cool off at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark - Ayia Napa, Cyprus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ayia Napa Monastery.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa trip maker .

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Ayia Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

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