21 days in Syria Itinerary

21 days in Syria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Syria trip maker

Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Damascus
— 5 nights
2
Tartus
— 4 nights
3
Aleppo
— 4 nights
4
Palmyra
— 5 nights

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, The Canyon (The Siq), &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel, and get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Damascus trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Damascus is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Damascus, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier days in Damascus, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tartus.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maaloula
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
Highlights from your plan
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Old City ©
Old City

4
nights
Tartus

Tartus ©
A popular summer getaway for domestic tourists, Tartus boasts a number of historical sites and a pleasant Mediterranean Coast harbor.
Get out of town with these interesting Tartus side-trips: Homs (Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) & Khalid ibn Al-Walid Mosque), Hamah (Norias Park, Norias (Water Wheels), &more) and Lattakia (Saladin Castle & Salah el-Din Citadel). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Arwad Island, contemplate the long history of Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, and delve into the distant past at Apamea.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tartus trip site.

Getting from Damascus to Tartus by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Damascus in December, with highs in Tartus at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aleppo.

Things to do in Tartus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamah, Homs, Lattakia, Saladin (Selahedin) Citadel, Apamea
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) ©
Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)
Arwad Island ©
Arwad Island
Norias (Water Wheels) ©
Norias (Water Wheels)

4
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.
When in Aleppo, make a side trip to see Qasr Ibn Wardan in Hamah, approximately Hamah away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Aleppo Citadel, make a trip to Bab Al Faraj Square, expand your understanding of the military at Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), and explore the galleries of Aleppo Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aleppo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tartus to Aleppo takes 3 hours. While traveling from Tartus, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Aleppo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palmyra.

Things to do in Aleppo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Qasr Ibn Wardan
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Aleppo Citadel ©
Aleppo Citadel
Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque

5
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Dating back to the Neolithic period, Palmyra once stood as a center of wealth and culture.
Palmyra is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Site of Palmyra, take an in-depth tour of Palmyra Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palmyra trip planner.

You can drive from Aleppo to Palmyra in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Aleppo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Palmyra. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Site of Palmyra ©
Site of Palmyra
Roman Theatre of Palmyra ©
Roman Theatre of Palmyra
The Tetrapylon ©
The Tetrapylon