24 days in Syria Itinerary

24 days in Syria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Palmyra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Hamah
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Aleppo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Tartus
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Damascus
— 6 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

4
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: contemplate the long history of Site of Palmyra, step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, and take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Palmyra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Palmyra is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Palmyra. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Palmyra hover around 44°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Hamah on the 6th (Mon).

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
The Tetrapylon ©
The Tetrapylon

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hamah side-trips: Apamea (in Apamea), Homs (Um al-Zennar Church, Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), &more) and Lattakia (Blue Beach, Salah el-Din Citadel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Norias (Water Wheels), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Jamea Alkabir Mosque, explore the galleries of Hamah Museum, and contemplate the long history of Azem Palace of Hamah.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hamah driving holiday planner.

Getting from Palmyra to Hamah by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Palmyra in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamah: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Hamah

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Homs, Lattakia, Apamea
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
Norias (Water Wheels) ©
Norias (Water Wheels)
Apamea ©
Apamea

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 landmark architecture of Aleppo Citadel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque, explore the galleries of Aleppo Museum, and explore the ancient world of Dead City of Serjilla.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aleppo route app.

Getting from Hamah to Aleppo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Tartus.

Things to do in Aleppo

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

4
nights
Tartus

Tartus ©
A popular summer getaway for domestic tourists, Tartus boasts a number of historical sites and a pleasant Mediterranean Coast harbor.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tartus: Deir Mar Sarkis (in Maaloula), Old Village (in Kassab) and Jabla (in Jablah). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Arwad Island, steep yourself in history at Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, make a trip to The Templar Fortress of Tartous, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tartus trip tool.

Traveling by car from Aleppo to Tartus takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tartus are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Damascus on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Tartus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Deir Mar Sarkis, Old Village, Jabla, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
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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

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Damascus: Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Mar Thecla Monastery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, wander the streets of Old City, steep yourself in history at Damascus Center, and appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum.

To plan Damascus vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Tartus to Damascus in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tartus in July: highs in Damascus hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Old City ©
Old City

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