5 days in Northern Cyprus & Lefke Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Cyprus tour planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Kyrenia — 1 night

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 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, and finally don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyrenia road trip site.

Manchester, UK to Kyrenia is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Kyrenia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Kyrenia to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lefke.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Lefke — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangelos Michail, don't miss a visit to Archangelos Michael Church, then explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, then see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and finally delve into the distant past at Soli Ruinen. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trooditissa monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, then relax and rejuvenate at Myrianthousa Spa at Casale Panayiotis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lefke travel route planner.

Drive from Kyrenia to Lefke in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Famagusta.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Famagusta — 1 night

City of 365 Churches

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 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City, steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and finally explore the historical opulence of Othello Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Famagusta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lefke to Famagusta takes 2 hours. In December in Famagusta, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10: