60 days in Syria Itinerary

60 days in Syria Itinerary

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60 days in Syria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
As Suwayda
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hamah
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tartus
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Aleppo
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Deir Ezzor
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Palmyra
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Damascus
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Manchester

7
nights
As Suwayda

As Suwayda ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shahba City and Temple of the Sun God. Get a sense of the local culture at As Suwayda Museum and Bosra ash-Sham.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the As Suwayda trip planner .

Manchester, UK to As Suwayda is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to As Suwayda. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in As Suwayda: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll set off for Hamah on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in As Suwayda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Helios Temple, Bosra ash-Sham
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Shahba City ©
Shahba City
Bosra ash-Sham ©
Bosra ash-Sham
As Suwayda Museum ©
As Suwayda Museum

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apamea and Um al-Zennar Church. Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque and Azem Palace of Hamah will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hamah Museum, step into the grandiose world of Qasr Ibn Wardan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Jamea Alkabir Mosque, and stroll around Norias Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Hamah road trip planning website .

Getting from As Suwayda to Hamah by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from As Suwayda, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Hamah, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. You will leave for Tartus on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Hamah

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Homs, Apamea
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Apamea ©
Apamea
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque
Azem Palace of Hamah ©
Azem Palace of Hamah

8
nights
Tartus

Tartus ©
A popular summer getaway for domestic tourists, Tartus boasts a number of historical sites and a pleasant Mediterranean Coast harbor.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) and Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel. Get some cultural insight at Jabla and Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa. There's more to do: head off the coast to Arwad Island.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tartus trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Hamah to Tartus takes 2 hours. In July in Tartus, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Aleppo.

Things to do in Tartus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jabla, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Arwad Island ©
Arwad Island
Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel ©
Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel

9
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 Citadel and Old City will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turkish Bath (Hammam Yalbougha al-Nasri ) and Dead City of Serjilla. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), look for gifts at Souq al, admire the striking features of Great Mosque, and make a trip to Aleppo Town Centre.

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Getting from Tartus to Aleppo by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Tartus in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Aleppo. You'll set off for Deir Ezzor on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Dead City of Serjilla ©
Dead City of Serjilla

8
nights
Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor ©
Dura-Europos and Halabiye and Zalabiye are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Deir Ezzor online trip maker .

You can drive from Aleppo to Deir Ezzor in 5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Palmyra.

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
Deir ez-Zor Museum ©
Deir ez-Zor Museum

9
nights
Palmyra

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

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palmyra road trip planning app .

Getting from Deir Ezzor to Palmyra by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Damascus on the 28th (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
The Tetrapylon ©
The Tetrapylon

8
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.
Visiting Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) and Moses Cave will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) and Umayyad Mosque. Take a break from Damascus with a short trip to Cherubim Patriarchal Monastery in Saydnaya, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, take a stroll through Old City, steep yourself in history at Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Damascus.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Damascus road trip planner .

Getting from Palmyra to Damascus by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Palmyra in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Damascus, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maaloula, Moses Cave, Cherubim Patriarchal Monastery
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Old City ©
Old City
Umayyad Mosque
Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh