11 days in Syria Itinerary

11 days in Syria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Damascus
— 3 nights
2
Tartus
— 1 night
3
Aleppo
— 2 nights
4
Hamah
— 2 nights
5
Palmyra
— 2 nights

3
nights
Damascus

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Damascus is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Khan Asaad Basha, and get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Damascus trip itinerary maker app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Damascus is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Damascus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: highs in Damascus hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tartus.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Old City ©
Old City

1
night
Tartus

Tartus ©
A popular summer getaway for domestic tourists, Tartus boasts a number of historical sites and a pleasant Mediterranean Coast harbor.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, thencontemplate the long history of The Templar Fortress of Tartous, thenstep off the mainland to explore Arwad Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tartus trip tool.

Traveling by car from Damascus to Tartus takes 3 hours. When traveling from Damascus in June, plan for little chillier days in Tartus, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Tartus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel
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Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel ©
Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel
Arwad Island ©
Arwad Island
Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa

2
nights
Aleppo

Aleppo ©
Inhabited since ancient times and boasting a rich and turbulent history, Aleppo's rustic old town, historic mosques, and lively bazaars used to attract tourists from all over the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Old City, thenadmire the striking features of Aleppo Citadel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Great Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al, explore the ancient world of Dead City of Serjilla, thenmake a trip to Aleppo Town Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aleppo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Tartus to Aleppo in 3 hours. Traveling from Tartus in June, expect nights in Aleppo to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hamah.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque

2
nights
Hamah

Hamah ©
The conservative city of Hamah stands as the fourth-largest urban center in the country, and boasts a number of historic sites and a rich, complex heritage to match.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of Hamah Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque, thenstep into the grandiose world of Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Um al-Zennar Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Norias Park, contemplate the long history of Azem Palace of Hamah, thenvisit Norias (Water Wheels), and finally explore the ancient world of Apamea.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hamah travel planning website.

Getting from Aleppo to Hamah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Aleppo in June, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Hamah. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palmyra.

Things to do in Hamah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Homs, Apamea
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
Norias Park ©
Norias Park
Norias (Water Wheels) ©
Norias (Water Wheels)

2
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
On the 9th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Palmyra, get engrossed in the history at Palmyra Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Site of Palmyra, and finally contemplate the long history of The Tetrapylon.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Palmyra online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hamah to Palmyra in 3 hours. When traveling from Hamah in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palmyra: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites Museums
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Site of Palmyra ©
Site of Palmyra
Palmyra Museum ©
Palmyra Museum
Roman Theatre of Palmyra ©
Roman Theatre of Palmyra

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