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10 days in Syria Itinerary
Start: San Francisco
Damascus— 6 nights
End: San Francisco
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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.Go for a jaunt from Damascus to Saydnaya to see Cherubim Patriarchal Monastery about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Umayyad Mosque, don't miss a visit to Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, admire the striking features of Khan Asaad Basha, and examine the collection at The National Museum of Damascus.
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San Francisco, USA to Damascus is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days in Damascus, with highs around 100°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Damascus
Maaloula, Moses Cave, Cherubim Patriarchal Monastery
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