Palmyra, Syria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Palmyra, Syria? If you're planning to go to Palmyra, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Palmyra, Syria

Based on the climate and weather in Palmyra, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Palmyra, Syria by month

January

Traveling to Palmyra in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

February

If you go to Palmyra in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

March for Palmyra is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

April

If you are traveling to Palmyra in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

May

May in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

June

June is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

July

July can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

August

If you go to Palmyra in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

September

Traveling to Palmyra in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

October

If you go to Palmyra in October, you will notice that it is warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

November

November is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

December here is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Palmyra, Syria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Palmyra, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, E and L
  • A SIM card that works in Palmyra
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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