Route & dates
Fly: 28 h
Damascus— 6 nights
Fly: 28 h
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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: As Suwayda Museum (in As Suwayda), Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Deir Mar Takla, &more) and Bosra ash-Sham (in Daraa). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Damascus Umayyad Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Khan Asaad Basha, contemplate the long history of Damascus Center, and get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm).
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Damascus trip itinerary site.
Seattle, USA to Damascus is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Damascus due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Damascus, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Damascus
Maaloula, As Suwayda Museum, Bosra ash-Sham
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