9 days in Syria Itinerary

9 days in Syria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palmyra
— 2 nights
2
Homs
— 2 nights
3
Aleppo
— 2 nights
4
Damascus
— 1 night
5
Maaloula
— 1 day

2
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
On the 10th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Palmyra Museum, contemplate the long history of The Tetrapylon, explore the historical opulence of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, thencontemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Palmyra, and finally contemplate the long history of Site of Palmyra.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Palmyra trip itinerary maker website.

Maaloula to Palmyra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Maaloula in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Palmyra, with lows of °C. You'll set off for Homs on the 12th (Wed).

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
Palmyra Museum ©
Palmyra Museum

2
nights
Homs

Homs ©
Homs, previously known as Emesa, is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): visit Norias (Water Wheels) and then explore the ancient world of Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Um al-Zennar Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Homs planner.

You can drive from Palmyra to Homs in 2.5 hours. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Homs

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norias (Water Wheels)
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
Norias (Water Wheels) ©
Norias (Water Wheels)
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Aleppo Citadel, thenadmire the striking features of Great Mosque, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), and finally work off some steam at Turkish Bath (Hammam Yalbougha al-Nasri ). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Aleppo Town Centre, take a stroll through Old City, thenexplore the ancient world of Dead City of Serjilla, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aleppo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Homs to Aleppo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Aleppo

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, thentake a stroll through Old City, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun). On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Damascus Center, browse the exhibits of The National Museum of Damascus, thendon't miss a visit to St Ananias Chapel, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Takiyya Suleimaniah Souq.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Damascus online tour planner.

Drive from Aleppo to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Aleppo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Damascus: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maaloula.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Old City ©
Old City
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque

1
day
Maaloula

Maaloula ©
Ma'loula, Maaloula, or Ma'lula is a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar Sarkis, explore the stunning scenery at The Canyon (The Siq), thentake a stroll through Ma'alula Village (Maaloula), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Takla.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maaloula trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Damascus to Maaloula in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Maaloula can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maaloula

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Deir Mar Takla ©
Deir Mar Takla
Mar Sarkis ©
Mar Sarkis
Ma'alula Village (Maaloula) ©
Ma'alula Village (Maaloula)