20 days in Syria Itinerary

20 days in Syria Itinerary

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20 days in Syria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Palmyra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hamah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aleppo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tartus
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Damascus
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

2
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: steep yourself in history at Site of Palmyra, take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palmyra travel itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Palmyra is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Palmyra, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Palmyra hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Hamah.

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hamah: Apamea (in Apamea) and Homs (Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque & Um al-Zennar Church). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Qasr Ibn Wardan, contemplate the long history of Azem Palace of Hamah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Jamea Alkabir Mosque, and examine the collection at Hamah Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hamah trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Palmyra to Hamah takes 3 hours. Traveling from Palmyra in June, expect nights in Hamah to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Hamah

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Homs, Apamea
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Apamea ©
Apamea
Norias (Water Wheels) ©
Norias (Water Wheels)
Norias Park ©
Norias Park

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, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Aleppo Citadel, admire the striking features of Turkish Bath (Hammam Yalbougha al-Nasri ), browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al, and examine the collection at Aleppo Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aleppo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hamah to Aleppo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hamah in June, expect nights in Aleppo to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tartus.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lattakia (Seaport, Saladin Castle, & more), Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) (in Homs) and Old Village (in Kassab). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Arwad Island, contemplate the long history of Jabla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Sarkis, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tartus road trip planning app .

You can drive from Aleppo to Tartus in 3 hours. Traveling from Aleppo in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Tartus, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Tartus

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lattakia, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, Jabla, Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), Deir Mar Sarkis
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Arwad Island ©
Arwad Island
Salah el-Din Citadel ©
Salah el-Din Citadel

5
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 Opera House has been added to your itinerary. When in Damascus, make a side trip to see Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi in Maaloula, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umayyad Mosque, take a stroll through Old City, admire the striking features of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Damascus sightseeing website .

Drive from Tartus to Damascus in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tartus in July: highs in Damascus hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Umayyad Mosque
Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

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