7 days in Syria Itinerary

7 days in Syria Itinerary

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Palmyra
— 1 night
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Aleppo
— 1 night
3
Lattakia
— 1 night
4
Damascus
— 3 nights

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Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Palmyra, take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, then steep yourself in history at Site of Palmyra, and finally steep yourself in history at The Tetrapylon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palmyra online day trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Palmyra is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in January, things will get little chillier in Palmyra: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites · Museums
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Site of Palmyra ©
Site of Palmyra
Palmyra Museum ©
Palmyra Museum
Roman Theatre of Palmyra ©
Roman Theatre of Palmyra

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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 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), then admire the striking features of Aleppo Citadel, and then wander the streets of Old City.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aleppo trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Palmyra to Aleppo in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Palmyra in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Aleppo, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Lattakia.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Old City ©
Old City

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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 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Salah el-Din Citadel and then steep yourself in history at Jabla.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lattakia tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aleppo to Lattakia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Aleppo in January, expect nights in Lattakia to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jabla
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Jabla ©
Jabla

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) and The National Museum of Damascus. Step out of Damascus to go to Maaloula and see Ma'alula Village (Maaloula), which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), and hunt for treasures at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Damascus trip planner.

Drive from Lattakia to Damascus in 4 hours. Traveling from Lattakia in January, things will get slightly colder in Damascus: highs are around 15°C and lows about 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Damascus

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ma'alula Village (Maaloula)
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Old City ©
Old City
The National Museum of Damascus ©
The National Museum of Damascus