15 days in Croatian Islands & Northern Cyprus Itinerary

15 days in Croatian Islands & Northern Cyprus Itinerary

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15 days in Croatian Islands & Northern Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  17​h 45​min
1
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Atlanta, United States

4
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hvar online trip itinerary builder .

Atlanta, USA to Hvar is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta to Hvar, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for slightly colder days in Hvar, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bol: Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac), Supetar (Supetar cemetery, Parish church complex, & more) and Senjkovic Winery (in Nerezisca). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), get outside with Zoo Station Bol, step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac, and take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bol trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bol are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Famagusta.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Skrip, Supetar, Murvica Beach, Senjkovic Winery, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle, then admire the striking features of Salamis Ancient City, and finally contemplate the long history of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town Varosha, then contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Famagusta road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bol to Famagusta. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bol in May: highs in Famagusta hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum ©

3
nights
Kyrenia, Cyprus

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, and finally don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Antiphonitis, step into the grandiose world of Buffavento Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Kyrenia Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kyrenia trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Famagusta to Kyrenia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Kyrenia, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle

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