40 days in Syria Itinerary

40 days in Syria Itinerary

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As Suwayda
— 4 nights
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Homs
— 5 nights
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Apamea
— 5 nights
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Lattakia
— 5 nights
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Aleppo
— 5 nights
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Deir Ezzor
— 4 nights
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Palmyra
— 5 nights
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Damascus
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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. Shahba City and Helios Temple will appeal to history buffs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our As Suwayda trip itinerary planner.

Amman, Jordan to As Suwayda is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Amman in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in As Suwayda, with lows of 6°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Homs.

Things to do in As Suwayda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

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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 Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Homs side-trips: Hamah (Norias Park, Norias (Water Wheels), &more). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Homs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from As Suwayda to Homs takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Apamea on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Homs

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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Apamea

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

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, 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
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Visit Salah el-Din Citadel and Old Village for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Lattakia to Tartus to see Arwad Island about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Jabla.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lattakia visit planner.

Drive from Apamea to Lattakia in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Aleppo.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Aleppo Citadel and Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan) are in your itinerary. When in Aleppo, make a side trip to see Hamah Museum in Hamah, approximately Hamah away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Dead City of Serjilla, don't miss a visit to Bab Al Faraj Square, hunt for treasures at Souq al, and admire the striking features of Great Mosque.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aleppo day trip website.

You can drive from Lattakia to Aleppo in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lattakia in April: highs in Aleppo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Deir Ezzor.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:

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Deir Ezzor

Deir ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country. Deir Ezzor is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Euphrates River.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Deir Ezzor day trip planning app.

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 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Deir Ezzor

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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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 Roman Theatre of Palmyra. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Tetrapylon, take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palmyra trip maker site.

Drive from Deir Ezzor to Palmyra in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Deir Ezzor in April: highs in Palmyra hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Damascus on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

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

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:

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.