Route & dates
8 days in Syria Itinerary
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Damascus— 2 nights
Drive: 4 h 45 min
Aleppo— 2 nights
Drive: 4 h 30 min
Palmyra— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 9 h 30 min
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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.Damascus is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), admire the striking features of Khan Asaad Basha, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Damascus visit planner.
Beirut, Lebanon to Damascus is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Beirut in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Damascus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aleppo.
Things to do in Damascus
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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.Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Old City, admire the striking features of Aleppo Citadel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al, delve into the distant past at Dead City of Serjilla, then make a trip to Aleppo Town Centre, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan).
To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aleppo trip planner.
Getting from Damascus to Aleppo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palmyra.
Things to do in Aleppo
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Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Palmyra, then contemplate the long history of Site of Palmyra, and finally steep yourself in history at The Tetrapylon.
To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Palmyra trip planner.
You can drive from Aleppo to Palmyra in 4.5 hours. In March in Palmyra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Palmyra
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