Moryson travelled in Europe and the Near East from 1588 to 1598, reaching the Levant in the mid-1590s. He stayed with the British ambassador Edward Barton in Constantinople and he visited Cyprus in May 1596, spending a week on the island. On his return to England he was appointed secretary to Sir Charles Blount, Lord Deputy of Ireland.
An Itinerary VVritten By Fynes Moryson Gent. First in the Latine Tongue, And Then Translated By him into English: Containing His Ten Yeeres Travell Throvgh The Tvvelve Domjnions Of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Italy, Turky, France, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Diuided into III Parts. ... At London Printed by John Beale, dwelling in Aldersgate street. 1617.