40 days in Syria Itinerary

40 days in Syria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amman
Drive:  5 h
1
As Suwayda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Homs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Apamea
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lattakia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Aleppo
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Deir Ezzor
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Palmyra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Damascus
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
End: Amman

4
nights
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. Shahba City and Helios Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sun God and browse the exhibits of As Suwayda Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read As Suwayda journey planner.

Amman, Jordan to As Suwayda is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amman in March since evenings lows in As Suwayda dip to 6°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Homs.

Things to do in As Suwayda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Homs

Homs ©
Homs, previously known as Emesa, is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. Visit Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) and Um al-Zennar Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Homs side-trips: Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel (in Safita) and Hamah (Norias Park, Azem Palace of Hamah, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Homs tour builder.

You can drive from As Suwayda to Homs in 3 hours. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Apamea.

Things to do in Homs

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamah, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque
Azem Palace of Hamah ©
Azem Palace of Hamah

5
nights
Apamea

Apamea ©
Apamea is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Apamea.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Apamea trip builder tool.

You can drive from Homs to Apamea in 1.5 hours. In March in Apamea, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Lattakia on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Apamea

Historic Sites
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Apamea ©
Apamea

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salah el-Din Citadel and Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lattakia: Old Village (in Kassab) and Arwad Island (in Tartus). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Saladin Castle, contemplate the long history of Jabla, kick back and relax at Blue Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Seaport.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Lattakia trip planner.

You can drive from Apamea to Lattakia in 1.5 hours. In April in Lattakia, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Aleppo.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tartus, Old Village, Jabla
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Saladin Castle ©
Saladin Castle
Jabla ©
Jabla
Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Aleppo Citadel and Dead City of Serjilla are in your itinerary. When in Aleppo, make a side trip to see Hamah Museum in Hamah, approximately Hamah away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), make a trip to Bab Al Faraj Square, shop like a local with Souq al, and take a stroll through Old City.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Aleppo trip maker app.

Drive from Lattakia to Aleppo in 2 hours. When traveling from Lattakia in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Aleppo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Deir Ezzor.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hamah Museum
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Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Dead City of Serjilla ©
Dead City of Serjilla

4
nights
Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor ©
Deir ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country. Popular historic sites such as Dura-Europos and Halabiye and Zalabiye are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Euphrates River.

Discover how to plan a Deir Ezzor trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Aleppo to Deir Ezzor in 5 hours. When traveling from Aleppo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Deir Ezzor: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll set off for Palmyra on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Deir Ezzor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
Get some historical perspective at Site of Palmyra and Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Palmyra and take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum.

Plan a Palmyra trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Deir Ezzor to Palmyra in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Deir Ezzor in April, you will find days in Palmyra are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). You will leave for Damascus on the 24th (Fri).

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

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.
Damascus Umayyad Mosque and Damascus Center will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, The Canyon (The Siq), &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus, deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel, and take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Damascus day trip planning app.

Drive from Palmyra to Damascus in 3 hours. Traveling from Palmyra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Damascus, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi ©
Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi
Deir Mar Takla ©
Deir Mar Takla