I will be flying into Beirut in late May and then travelling by taxi/bus through to Damascus on 31May and stay till 4June. I would like to see the sights in Damascus ofcourse but was also wondering if its possible to do day trips to Bosra and Palmyra although I would assume one has to leave quite early in the morning. I didnt want the hassle of carrying my luggage around so much especially if only staying one night in Palmyra. Therefore trying to use Damascus as a base. Any helpw would be appreciated and also best way to get to these historic sites. I am travelling alone. Any suggestions would be welcome to get the most out of my 5 days in Syria as I have to get back to Beirut on 5June for my flight back to London the next day. I would also be happy to meet any travellers in Syria who happen to be there at the same time.