7 days in Syria Itinerary

7 days in Syria Itinerary

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7 days in Syria Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Palmyra
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Aleppo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Lattakia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Damascus
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Palmyra

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

To find out how to plan a trip to Palmyra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Palmyra is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in January, things will get little chillier in Palmyra: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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

1
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), expand your understanding of the military at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), explore the ancient world of Aleppo Citadel, and then wander the streets of Old City.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aleppo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Palmyra to Aleppo takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Palmyra in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Aleppo, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lattakia.

Things to do in Aleppo

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Saladin Castle, steep yourself in history at Salah el-Din Citadel, head outdoors with Blue Beach, then steep yourself in history at Jabla, and finally take in the waterfront at Seaport.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lattakia travel route planner.

You can drive from Aleppo to Lattakia in 2 hours. While traveling from Aleppo, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Lattakia, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jabla
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Saladin Castle ©
Saladin Castle
Blue Beach ©
Blue Beach
Jabla ©
Jabla

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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 As Suwayda Museum. Take a break from Damascus with a short trip to Ma'alula Village (Maaloula) in Maaloula, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old City, appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Damascus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lattakia to Damascus takes 4 hours. In January, Damascus is slightly colder than Lattakia - with highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

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