27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon tour planner

Make it your trip
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Beirut
— 14 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 6 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Beirut

— 14 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zaitunay Bay and Corniche Beirut. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Byblos (Saint John-Marc Cathedral, Old Souk, &more), Dany Chamoun Square (in Deir el Qamar) and Beiteddine (Moussa Castle & Beit Eddine). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, gain insight at American University of Beirut, shop like a local with Beirut Souks, and pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Beirut travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Beirut is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Beirut, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Beirut to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Bcharre

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bcharre: Bnachii Lake (in Zgharta), Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden) and Tannourine (Baatara Pothole & Baatara Gorge Waterfall). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, stroll through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Ehden Adventures, and admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bcharre holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Beirut to Bcharre in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bcharre can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Zahle

— 6 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Change things up with these side-trips from Zahle: St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery (in Deir El Harf), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more) and Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel (in Hasbaya). There's still lots to do: stroll through Shouf Cedars Reserve, explore the ancient world of Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb, admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, and make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zahle trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bcharre to Zahle in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Zahle sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.