18 days in Lebanon Itinerary

18 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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18 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Tripoli
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jezzine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zahle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Beirut
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brussels

4
nights
Tripoli

Tripoli ©
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tripoli: Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress (in Ehden), Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Byblos Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taynal Mosque, don't miss a visit to Mussaylha Fort, and admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli day trip tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Tripoli is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect nights in Tripoli to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Jezzine.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bcharre, Batroun, Byblos, Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God

1
night
Jezzine

Jezzine ©
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Jezzine Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bkassine Pine Forest, and then get engrossed in the history at Mleeta Landmark.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jezzine trip planning tool .

Drive from Tripoli to Jezzine in 2 hours. December in Jezzine sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Jezzine

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mleeta Landmark
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Bkassine Pine Forest ©
Bkassine Pine Forest
 Mleeta Landmark ©
Mleeta Landmark
Jezzine Waterfall ©
Jezzine Waterfall

4
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Get out of town with these interesting Zahle side-trips: Baalbeck (Temples of Baalbek, Hajar al-Hibla, & more), Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve (in Barouk) and Kfardebian (Faqra Temple & Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Coteaux Du Liban, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Assaf, and make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zahle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jezzine to Zahle takes 1.5 hours. In December in Zahle, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Kfardebian, Anjar, St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery, Atelier Assaf
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Coteaux Du Liban ©
Coteaux Du Liban
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins

8
nights
Beirut

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tyre (in Sur), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Old Souk (in Byblos). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get a taste of the local shopping with Hamra Street, Head underground at Jeita Grotto, and deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beirut road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Zahle to Beirut takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Beirut are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Churches of Harissa, Tyre, Hall of Fame, Palace of Beiteddine, Old Souk
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

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