8 days in Syria Itinerary

8 days in Syria Itinerary

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8 days in Syria Itinerary

Start: Kayseri
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Damascus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Homs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Aleppo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Palmyra
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Kayseri

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.
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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), admire the landmark architecture of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum.

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

Kayseri, Turkey to Damascus is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kayseri to Damascus, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kayseri in November: high temperatures in Damascus hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Homs.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Umayyad Mosque
Umayyad Mosque
Old City ©
Old City
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

1
night
Homs

Homs ©
Homs, previously known as Emesa, is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Um al-Zennar Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Homs trip site .

Traveling by car from Damascus to Homs takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Homs

Historic Sites
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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque ©
Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque
Um al-Zennar Church ©
Um al-Zennar Church

1
night
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 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), then expand your understanding of the military at Aleppo Citadel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aleppo trip planner.

Drive from Homs to Aleppo in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Aleppo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palmyra.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites
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Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque

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nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
On the 7th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Palmyra, then steep yourself in history at Site of Palmyra, and finally steep yourself in history at The Tetrapylon.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Palmyra road trip planning site .

You can drive from Aleppo to Palmyra in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Aleppo in November, expect Palmyra to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites
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Site of Palmyra ©
Site of Palmyra
Roman Theatre of Palmyra ©
Roman Theatre of Palmyra
The Tetrapylon ©
The Tetrapylon