18 days in Syria Itinerary

18 days in Syria Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Ma'alula Village (Maaloula), &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, steep yourself in history at Damascus Center, get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Damascus trip builder site.

Brasilia, Brazil to Damascus is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Brasilia to Damascus, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brasilia, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Damascus, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamah.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maaloula, Moses Cave
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Old City ©
Old City

4
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.
Explore Hamah's surroundings by going to Jabla (in Jablah), Tartus (Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa & Arwad Island) and Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel (in Safita). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), stop by Norias (Water Wheels), browse the exhibits of Hamah Museum, and contemplate the long history of Salah el-Din Citadel.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hamah road trip tool.

You can drive from Damascus to Hamah in 3 hours. Traveling from Damascus in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamah, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Hamah

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tartus, Lattakia, Homs, Jabla, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
Norias (Water Wheels) ©
Norias (Water Wheels)
Arwad Island ©
Arwad Island

3
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.
Aleppo is known for historic sites, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Aleppo Citadel, browse the exhibits of Aleppo Museum, explore the ancient world of Dead City of Serjilla, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aleppo road trip app.

You can drive from Hamah to Aleppo in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Palmyra.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Dead City of Serjilla ©
Dead City of Serjilla

3
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
Palmyra is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Site of Palmyra, explore the historical opulence of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, and get engrossed in the history at Palmyra Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palmyra road trip website.

You can drive from Aleppo to Palmyra in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Palmyra

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