31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon sightseeing planner

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Beirut
— 15 nights
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Zahle
— 4 nights
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Bcharre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tripoli
— 4 nights
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Sur
— 3 nights
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Beirut

— 15 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: Byblos (MACAM (Modern And Contemporary Art Museum) & Byblos Port), Beiteddine (Moussa Castle & Beit Eddine) and Chouane Lake (in Chouaneh). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, make a trip to Corniche Beirut, take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and shop like a local with Hamra Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beirut trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Beirut. December in Beirut sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 16:

Zahle

— 4 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahle: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more), Anjar (Bekaa Valley & Anjar Citadel) and Cave Kouroum (in Kafraiya). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shouf Cedars Reserve, make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, and contemplate the long history of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zahle trip builder.

Drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Bcharre

— 4 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), Mabaj Grotto (in Byblos) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, explore the fascinating underground world of Qadisha Caves, stroll through The Cedars of God, and see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bcharre sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Zahle to Bcharre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tripoli: Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka), St Joseph Monastery (in Deir Mar Youssef) and Byblos (Old Souk, Byblos Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Khan Al-Khayyatin, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Souk Al-Harajb.

Before you visit Tripoli, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bcharre to Tripoli in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tripoli are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sur.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Shopping · Baths · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Sur

— 3 nights
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sur: Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah), Bkassine Pine Forest (in Jezzine) and Our Lady of Mantara (in Maghdoucheh). There's much more to do: make a trip to Roman Hippodrome, delve into the distant past at Tyre, contemplate the long history of Tyre Hippodrome, and kick back and relax at Tyre Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sur road trip app.

Drive from Tripoli to Sur in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tripoli in December, with highs in Sur at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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.