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14th Apr to 19th Apr, 2024Moderate Budget Road Trip
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Things to do in Damascus in April

Day 1 - Monday 15th, Apr
Morning -

Arrive in Damascus and check into your accommodation.

Afternoon -

Visit the historic Umayyad Mosque, an architectural marvel and the oldest monumental mosque in the world. Afterward, explore the Old City and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Souq Al-Hamidiyya, a traditional market filled with local crafts, spices, and fabrics.

Evening -

Enjoy a traditional Syrian dinner at Beit Jabri, a charming restaurant located in a historic mansion. Indulge in local specialties such as fattoush, kebabs, and kunafa while surrounded by traditional décor and warm hospitality.

Day 2 - Tuesday 16th, Apr
Morning -

Start your day at the National Museum of Damascus, where you can discover a vast collection of artifacts, including the renowned Dura-Europos synagogue frescoes. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the lush Al-Merjeh Square.

Afternoon -

Head to Azem Palace, a stunning Ottoman-era palace that offers insight into Syria's rich history and architecture. You can also wander through the charming lanes of the Christian Quarter, filled with churches, shrines, and local eateries.

Evening -

Savor a delightful dinner at Naranj, an elegant restaurant housed in a beautifully restored Damascene house. Feast on traditional dishes like kibbeh and muhammara while enjoying a serene courtyard setting.

Day 3 - Wednesday 17th, Apr
Morning -

Embark on a scenic drive to Maaloula, a picturesque town known for its monasteries and ancient churches. Visit the Monastery of Saint Thecla, carved into the mountainside, and immerse yourself in the town's unique Aramaic-speaking culture.

Afternoon -

Explore the charming streets of Maaloula, filled with traditional stone houses and souvenir shops offering handmade crafts and local delicacies. You can also take a short hike to the nearby caves and grottoes for stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Evening -

Indulge in a delicious dinner at Al Sultan Restaurant, known for its authentic Syrian cuisine and warm hospitality. Try their signature dishes like shish taouk and falafel while enjoying views of the town.

Day 4 - Thursday 18th, Apr
Morning -

Participate in a hands-on cooking class at Beit Sitti, a charming cooking school located in a traditional Damascene house. Learn to prepare authentic Syrian dishes using local ingredients and traditional techniques.

Afternoon -

After the cooking class, savor the delicious dishes you've prepared for lunch. Take a leisurely walk through the serene Al-Rawda Street, lined with boutique shops and cafes offering tempting sweet treats and aromatic coffee.

Evening -

Dine at Shahbandar Café, a popular local spot known for its delectable pastries and refreshing beverages. Enjoy the lively ambiance and indulge in mouthwatering desserts such as baklava and knafeh.

Day 5 - Friday 19th, Apr
Morning -

Spend a rejuvenating morning at the Hammam Al-Jadeed, a traditional Syrian bathhouse where you can enjoy a relaxing hammam experience and traditional body treatments.

Afternoon -

Visit the bustling Al-Nawfara Coffee House for a refreshing cup of Arabic coffee or mint tea, accompanied by delectable pastries and desserts. Take some time to people-watch and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

Evening -

Enjoy a farewell dinner at the renowned Naranj Restaurant, savoring their delectable Middle Eastern specialties and soaking in the inviting ambiance for one last evening in Damascus.

Weather in Damascus in Invalid date
Avg Temp12°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain20%

April in Damascus is generally mild and pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. However, the weather can be unpredictable, so it's best to pack layers of clothing. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Things to Carry on your trip to Damascus

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable and breathable clothing -

Pack light and loose-fitting clothes made of natural fabrics like cotton or linen.

Layers of clothing -

Damascus can have unpredictable weather, so pack layers that you can easily add or remove.

Closed-toe shoes -

For walking and exploring the city.

Comfortable scarf -

To protect your neck from the sun or wind.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

To protect your head from the sun.

Small backpack or daypack -

For carrying essentials while exploring.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated throughout the day.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Required for entry into Syria.

Local currency -

Syrian pound (SYP) is the official currency.

Credit cards and debit cards -

May be accepted in some larger establishments.

First-aid kit -

For minor injuries or ailments.

Travel insurance -

To protect yourself against unexpected events.

Good to Have

Arabic phrasebook -

To help with basic communication.

Toiletries -

Pack essential toiletries in travel-sized containers.

Small towel -

For drying off after washing your hands or face.

Snacks -

To keep your energy levels up while exploring.


Smartphone -

For navigation, communication, and taking photos.

Camera -

To capture your travel memories.

Power bank -

To keep your devices charged while on the go.

Travel adapter -

If your devices use a different plug type than Syria.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash (Syrian pound) is widely accepted, but credit cards and debit cards may be accepted in some larger establishments.

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