22 days in Lebanon Itinerary

22 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon trip itinerary maker

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Beirut
— 12 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tripoli
— 4 nights
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Beirut

— 12 nights

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: Sidon (Soap Museum - Saida, Crusaders Sea Castle, &more), Chouane Lake (in Chouaneh) and Faqra Temple (in Kfardebian). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, wander the streets of Beirut Souks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lebanon, and deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Beirut travel route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Beirut is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Beirut. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Beirut reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 18:

Zahle

— 3 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Get out of town with these interesting Zahle side-trips: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more) and Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, and delve into the distant past at Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zahle trip planner.

You can drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zahle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Bcharre

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qannoubin, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Elisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, then appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bcharre holiday planner.

You can drive from Zahle to Bcharre in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bcharre can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tripoli.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Tripoli

— 4 nights
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tripoli: Byblos (Old Souk, Byblos Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Phoenician Wall and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bcharre to Tripoli in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Lebanon travel guide

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With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.