17 days in Lebanon & Jeddah Itinerary

17 days in Lebanon & Jeddah Itinerary

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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Bcharre, Lebanon
— 1 night
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 7 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 8 nights

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Baalbeck, Lebanon

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Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, and then make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baalbeck tour itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Baalbeck is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Baalbeck. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in December, with highs in Baalbeck at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites
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Landmark
Hajar al-Hibla
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Bcharre, Lebanon

Bcharre ©
Sitting at 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level and nestled between a mountain and a valley, Bcharre offers holiday goers breathtaking views.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qannoubin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, then steep yourself in history at The Cedars of God, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bcharre itinerary builder.

Drive from Baalbeck to Bcharre in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Religious Site
Deir Qozhaya
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Religious Site
Deir Mar Elisha
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Religious Site
Deir Qannoubin
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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa), Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Byblos Castle, &more) and Paragliding Jounieh (in Jounieh). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, don't miss a visit to Gemmayzeh Street, take a stroll through Beirut Souks, and stop by Churches of Harissa.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beirut trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bcharre to Beirut in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Jeita Grotto
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History Museum
National Museum of Beirut
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Beirut Souks
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mecca (Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Kaaba, &more). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, wander the streets of Al-Balad, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeddah online holiday planner.

You can fly from Beirut to Jeddah in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Beirut in December, expect Jeddah to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kaaba
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Jeddah Corniche
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