18 days in Cyprus & Florence Itinerary

18 days in Cyprus & Florence Itinerary

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18 days in Cyprus & Florence Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
1
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Nicosia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Neo Chorion, Cyprus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  17 h 45 min
End: Dallas, United States

3
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

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: stroll through Konnos Bay, get great views at Sea Caves, kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ayia Napa day trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Ayia Napa is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Ayia Napa. In September in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach

2
nights
Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, and then get your game on at Sayious Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, then steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nicosia itinerary planner.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nicosia can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Neo Chorion.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Larnaca, Sayious Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle

1
night
Neo Chorion, Cyprus

Neo Chorion ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lara Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Akamas Peninsula National Park.

To plan Neo Chorion vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nicosia to Neo Chorion. Traveling from Nicosia in September, expect nights in Neo Chorion to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Neo Chorion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Lara Beach ©
Lara Beach

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Limassol (Kolossi Castle & Kourion). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paphos online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Neo Chorion to Paphos with the Route module. September in Paphos sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Limassol, Pano Panayia, Aphrodite's Rock, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Highlights from your plan
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence travel planning website .

Getting from Paphos to Florence by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to Florence is minus 1 hour. In October, Florence is a bit cooler than Paphos - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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