Route & dates
Damascus— 8 nights
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.Explore Damascus' surroundings by going to Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Deir Mar Takla, &more), As Suwayda (Shahba City & As Suwayda Museum) and Bosra ash-Sham (in Daraa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Khan Asaad Basha, wander the streets of Old City, and pause for some photo ops at Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Damascus trip planner.
If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Damascus International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Damascus are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Damascus
Maaloula, As Suwayda, Bosra ash-Sham
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