8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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.
On the 6th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Medieval Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, then delve into the distant past at Salamis Ancient City, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Konnos Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Larnaca attractions planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Larnaca is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Larnaca hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Larnaca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to St. Thekla Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery, learn about winemaking at Ktima Dafermou Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the holy cross, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pano Lefkara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Larnaca to Pano Lefkara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pano Lefkara

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick 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 explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Neophytos Monastery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paphos online trip builder .

You can drive from Pano Lefkara to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 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 Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyrenia itinerary planner .

You can drive from Paphos to Kyrenia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyrenia can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 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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