11 days in Syria Itinerary

11 days in Syria Itinerary

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11 days in Syria Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Damascus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Palmyra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Deir Ezzor
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Aleppo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lattakia
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
End: Porto

2
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.
Ma'alula Village (Maaloula) and Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh and Mar Sarkis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Damascus: Maaloula (The Canyon (The Siq) & Deir Mar Takla). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Syrian Orthodox Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Takiyya Suleimaniah Souq, and admire the striking features of The Arc Gate.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Damascus day trip planning tool .

Porto, Portugal to Damascus is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Damascus. Traveling from Porto in March, you will find days in Damascus are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palmyra.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maaloula
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St.George Syrian Orthodox Church ©
St.George Syrian Orthodox Church
Deir Mar Takla ©
Deir Mar Takla
Mar Sarkis ©
Mar Sarkis

1
night
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Palmyra, then take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Tetrapylon, and finally contemplate the long history of Site of Palmyra.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmyra online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Damascus to Palmyra in 3 hours. Traveling from Damascus in March, Palmyra is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deir Ezzor.

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites Museums
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The Tetrapylon ©
The Tetrapylon
Palmyra Museum ©
Palmyra Museum
Roman Theatre of Palmyra ©
Roman Theatre of Palmyra

1
night
Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor ©
Deir ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Euphrates River, explore the ancient world of Dura-Europos, then delve into the distant past at Halabiye and Zalabiye, and finally take an in-depth tour of Deir ez-Zor Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Deir Ezzor trip website .

You can drive from Palmyra to Deir Ezzor in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Deir Ezzor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Euphrates River
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Dura-Europos ©
Dura-Europos
Halabiye and Zalabiye ©
Halabiye and Zalabiye
Euphrates River ©
Euphrates River

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hamah Museum and Aleppo Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dead City of Serjilla and General Park. Get out of town with these interesting Aleppo side-trips: Hamah (Azem Palace of Hamah & Norias Park). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque, deepen your knowledge of military history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), visit Old City, and don't miss a visit to Bab Al Faraj Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Aleppo online itinerary planner .

Getting from Deir Ezzor to Aleppo by car takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lattakia.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hamah
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Dead City of Serjilla ©
Dead City of Serjilla
Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque
Azem Palace of Hamah ©
Azem Palace of Hamah

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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, explore the historical opulence of Saladin Castle, steep yourself in history at Salah el-Din Citadel, then take in the waterfront at Seaport, and finally contemplate the long history of Jabla.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lattakia trip maker app .

Getting from Aleppo to Lattakia by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lattakia

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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