22 days in Syria Itinerary

22 days in Syria Itinerary

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Fly to Damascus International Airport, Drive to As Suwayda
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As Suwayda
— 1 night
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Damascus
— 5 nights
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Homs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lattakia
— 2 nights
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Aleppo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deir Ezzor
— 2 nights
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Palmyra
— 3 nights
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Helios Temple and then steep yourself in history at Shahba City.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the As Suwayda day trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to As Suwayda is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in As Suwayda: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Damascus.

Things to do in As Suwayda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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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 Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh. Ma'alula Village (Maaloula) and Khan Asaad Basha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Damascus with an excursion to Deir Mar Takla in Maaloula--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Damascus Center, take a stroll through Old City, and deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel.

For ratings, where to stay, 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:

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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 Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel. Explore hidden gems such as Um al-Zennar Church and Norias Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Homs: Apamea (in Apamea), Arwad Island (in Tartus) and Hamah (Norias (Water Wheels) & Al Jamea Alkabir Mosque). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, 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

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

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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 and then contemplate the long history of Salah el-Din Citadel. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Jabla.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lattakia trip maker site.

You can drive from Homs to Lattakia in 2 hours. In April in Lattakia, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Aleppo.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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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 Aleppo Citadel. Explore hidden gems such as Great Mosque and Aleppo Town Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Hamah Museum in Hamah (about 2h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), hunt for treasures at Souq al, and visit Old City.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aleppo day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lattakia to Aleppo takes 2 hours. When traveling from Lattakia in April, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Aleppo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Deir Ezzor.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

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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): take an in-depth tour of Deir ez-Zor Museum and then explore the activities along Euphrates River.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Deir Ezzor trip planning app.

Getting from Aleppo to Deir Ezzor by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Aleppo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Deir Ezzor, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 22°C. You will leave for Palmyra on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Deir Ezzor

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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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 reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, 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
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Syria travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Flea Markets
Before the eruption of a devastating civil war in 2011, Syria enjoyed a reputation as one of the safest Middle Eastern countries. Most visitors took a trip to Syria for a chance to visit Damascus, an ancient city filled with Christian church spires and Muslim minarets. The country offered tourists a lively cafe culture and many art galleries, which often sat next door to traditional hammams. Today, Syria represents one of the world's most dangerous places, nearly impossible to visit by foreigners. Until peace returns, dozens of Roman ruins--legendary Palmyra among them--remain off limits and off the radar to all but the most intrepid and daring explorers.