22 days in Syria Itinerary

22 days in Syria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
As Suwayda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Damascus
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Homs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Lattakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Aleppo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Deir Ezzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Palmyra
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
As Suwayda

As Suwayda ©
As-Suwayda, also spelled Sweida or Swaida, is a mainly Druze city located in southwestern Syria, close to the border with Jordan.It is the capital of As-Suwayda Governorate, one of Syria's 14 governorates, bordering Jordan in the South and Daraa Governorate in the West and Rif Dimashq Governorate in the north and east. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): browse the exhibits of As Suwayda Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Helios Temple, contemplate the long history of Shahba City, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sun God.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the As Suwayda online trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to As Suwayda is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to As Suwayda. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in As Suwayda are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Damascus.

Things to do in As Suwayda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Helios Temple
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Shahba City ©
Shahba City
As Suwayda Museum ©
As Suwayda Museum
Helios Temple ©
Helios Temple

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi and Ma'alula Village (Maaloula). Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh and St.George Syrian Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Damascus: Maaloula (Mar Thecla Monastery, Mar Sarkis, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Damascus online road trip planner.

You can drive from As Suwayda to Damascus in 1.5 hours. In April in Damascus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homs.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi ©
Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi
Deir Mar Takla ©
Deir Mar Takla
Mar Sarkis ©
Mar Sarkis

3
nights
Homs

Homs ©
Homs, previously known as Emesa, is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque and Al Jamea Alkabir Mosque. Explore hidden gems such as Um al-Zennar Church and Arwad Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Homs: Hamah (Norias (Water Wheels) & Norias Park), Apamea (in Apamea) and Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel (in Safita). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Homs online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Damascus to Homs takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Lattakia.

Things to do in Homs

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamah, Apamea, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, Arwad Island
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Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque
Um al-Zennar Church ©
Um al-Zennar Church
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)

2
nights
Lattakia

Lattakia ©
The country's main port city, Lattakia tells of a rich and complex history, in which numerous rulers and empires coveted its Mediterranean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Saladin Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Salah el-Din Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Seaport and then steep yourself in history at Jabla.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lattakia vacation planner.

Drive from Homs to Lattakia in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lattakia are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Old Village, Jabla
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Saladin Castle ©
Saladin Castle
Jabla ©
Jabla
Seaport ©
Seaport

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dead City of Serjilla and Hamah Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Great Mosque and General Park. Change things up with a short trip to Azem Palace of Hamah in Hamah (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Aleppo Citadel, make a trip to Aleppo Town Centre, hunt for treasures at Souq al, and wander the streets of Old City.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aleppo journey builder website.

You can drive from Lattakia to Aleppo in 2 hours. When traveling from Lattakia in April, plan for little chillier days in Aleppo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Deir Ezzor.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hamah
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Dead City of Serjilla ©
Dead City of Serjilla
Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque
Azem Palace of Hamah ©
Azem Palace of Hamah

2
nights
Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor ©
Deir ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Halabiye and Zalabiye, then explore the ancient world of Dura-Europos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Euphrates River.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Deir Ezzor trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Aleppo to Deir Ezzor in 5 hours. Traveling from Aleppo in April, expect nights in Deir Ezzor to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. You will leave for Palmyra on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Deir Ezzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Euphrates River
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Dura-Europos ©
Dura-Europos
Halabiye and Zalabiye ©
Halabiye and Zalabiye
Euphrates River ©
Euphrates River

3
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Palmyra. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, then steep yourself in history at Site of Palmyra, then contemplate the long history of The Tetrapylon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palmyra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Deir Ezzor to Palmyra takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Deir Ezzor in April, expect nights in Palmyra to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites Museums
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The Tetrapylon ©
The Tetrapylon
Site of Palmyra ©
Site of Palmyra
Palmyra Museum ©
Palmyra Museum