30 days in Lebanon Itinerary

30 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon attractions planner

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Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Sur
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Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tripoli
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beirut
— 16 nights
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Sur

— 2 nights
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tyre, then steep yourself in history at Tyre Hippodrome, and then kick back and relax at Tyre Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Beaufort Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Mantara.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Sur road trip planner.

Accra, Ghana to Sur is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Accra in September, Sur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tripoli: Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and Byblos (Old Souk, Byblos Castle, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Phoenician Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taynal Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tripoli trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Sur to Tripoli in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sur in September since evenings lows in Tripoli dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Bcharre

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bcharre side-trips: Baatara Pothole (in Tannourine) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cedars of God, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Elisha, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, and appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bcharre trip planner.

You can drive from Tripoli to Bcharre in 1.5 hours. In September in Bcharre, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Zahle

— 4 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zahle: Cave Kouroum (in Kafraiya), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more) and Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, contemplate the long history of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, and explore the ancient world of Anjar Citadel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zahle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Zahle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Zahle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Beirut

— 16 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 Beirut's surroundings by going to Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah), Sidon (Soap Museum - Saida, Hammam Al-Jadeed, &more) and Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (in Keserwan District). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lebanon, don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut, and examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beirut itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Beirut, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 30:

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.