8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Larnaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Pano Lefkara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Paphos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kyrenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Dubai

2
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.
Church of Saint Lazarus and Hala Sultan Tekke will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Salamis Ancient City and Medieval Fort. Get out of town with these interesting Larnaca side-trips: Ayia Napa (Konnos Bay, Makronissos Beach, &more), Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (in Famagusta) and Church of Profitis Elias (in Protaras). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Larnaca day trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Larnaca is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Larnaca reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pano Lefkara.

Things to do in Larnaca

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Church of Profitis Elias
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City

1
night
Pano Lefkara

Pano Lefkara ©
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to St. Thekla Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery, then learn about winemaking at Ktima Dafermou Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the holy cross, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pano Lefkara road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Pano Lefkara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Pano Lefkara sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Pano Lefkara

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

St. Thekla Monastery, Stavrovouni Monastery
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Stavrovouni Monastery ©
Stavrovouni Monastery
Church of the holy cross ©
Church of the holy cross
Ktima Dafermou Winery ©
Ktima Dafermou Winery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coral Bay, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, then step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, then delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Neophytos Monastery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and then see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paphos tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Pano Lefkara to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Paphos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

1
night
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 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ancient Shipwreck Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery.

Before you visit Kyrenia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Paphos to Kyrenia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyrenia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

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