Route & dates
5 days in Syria Itinerary
Start: Hong Kong
Damascus— 4 nights
End: Hong Kong
Learn more about your trip
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 is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umayyad Mosque, admire the striking features of Khan Asaad Basha, see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Damascus, and take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm).
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Damascus day trip planning site .
Hong Kong, China to Damascus is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Damascus due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Damascus, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Damascus
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