15 days in Syria Itinerary

15 days in Syria Itinerary

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15 days in Syria Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  21​h
1
Lattakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Aleppo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hamah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Palmyra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
As Suwayda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Damascus
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Zagreb

1
night
Lattakia

Lattakia ©
The country's main port city, Lattakia tells of a rich and complex history, in which numerous rulers and empires coveted its Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Blue Beach, take in the waterfront at Seaport, then explore the historical opulence of Saladin Castle, then take a stroll through Old Village, and finally explore the ancient world of Salah el-Din Citadel. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Jabla.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lattakia road trip planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Lattakia is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in October: high temperatures in Lattakia hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Aleppo.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jabla, Old Village
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Salah el-Din Citadel ©
Salah el-Din Citadel
Saladin Castle ©
Saladin Castle
Jabla ©
Jabla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), then steep yourself in history at Old City, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque, and finally explore the historical opulence of Aleppo Citadel. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Turkish Bath (Hammam Yalbougha al-Nasri ), then see the interesting displays at Aleppo Museum, then stop by Souq al, and finally delve into the distant past at Dead City of Serjilla.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aleppo trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Lattakia to Aleppo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lattakia in October, you will find days in Aleppo are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hamah.

Things to do in Aleppo

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) and Azem Palace of Hamah. Get some historical perspective at Apamea and Al Jamea Alkabir Mosque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamah: Homs (Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque & Um al-Zennar Church). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hamah Museum, explore the historical opulence of Qasr Ibn Wardan, and walk around Norias Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamah trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Aleppo to Hamah takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Aleppo in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hamah: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Palmyra.

Things to do in Hamah

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Homs, Apamea
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Apamea ©
Apamea
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque

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nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Palmyra, then take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Tetrapylon, and finally contemplate the long history of Site of Palmyra.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palmyra road trip app .

You can drive from Hamah to Palmyra in 3 hours. Traveling from Hamah in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Palmyra. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to As Suwayda.

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

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night
As Suwayda

As Suwayda ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sun God, then explore the ancient world of Helios Temple, then steep yourself in history at Shahba City, and finally see the interesting displays at As Suwayda Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the As Suwayda trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Palmyra to As Suwayda in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in As Suwayda when traveling from Palmyra in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Damascus.

Things to do in As Suwayda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Helios Temple
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Shahba City ©
Shahba City
As Suwayda Museum ©
As Suwayda Museum
Helios Temple ©
Helios Temple

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) and Army Museum. Umayyad Mosque and Old City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National Museum of Damascus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Takla, and contemplate the long history of Damascus Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Damascus day trip planning tool .

You can drive from As Suwayda to Damascus in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Old City ©
Old City
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh