31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beirut
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zahle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Beirut
— 22 nights
End: Beirut

2
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tyre Hippodrome and Beaufort Castle. Tyre and Our Lady of Mantara will appeal to history buffs. When in Sur, make a side trip to see Mleeta Landmark in Iqlim al Tuffah, approximately Iqlim al Tuffah away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tyre Beach and make a trip to Roman Hippodrome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sur trip itinerary tool.

Beirut to Sur is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Sur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mleeta Landmark, Beaufort Castle, Tyre Hippodrome, Our Lady of Mantara
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Tyre Hippodrome ©
Tyre Hippodrome
Tyre ©
Tyre
 Mleeta Landmark ©
Mleeta Landmark

3
nights
Bcharre

Bcharre ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Cedars of God and Deir Qozhaya. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Qadisha Valley and Deir Qannoubin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bcharre: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden) and LazerGate (in Kfar Hazir). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bcharre road trip website.

You can drive from Sur to Bcharre in 2.5 hours. In May in Bcharre, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ehden, LazerGate, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
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Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya

3
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Temples of Baalbek and Baalbek Roman Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Chateau Ksara and Bekaa Valley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine), Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, do a tasting at Coteaux Du Liban, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, and stop by Chateau Heritage.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zahle travel route builder.

Getting from Bcharre to Zahle by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Zahle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Anjar, Baalbeck, Saghbine, Shouf Cedars Reserve, Atelier Assaf
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Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Shouf Cedars Reserve ©
Shouf Cedars Reserve
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

22
nights
Beirut

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.
Head to Beirut Souks and ABC Mallfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and Nicolas Sursock Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Beiteddine (Moussa Castle & Beit Eddine), Hall of Fame (in Qornet El Hamra) and Deir el Qamar (Saydet El Talle Church & Dany Chamoun Square). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Badaro, get a new perspective on nature at American University of Beirut Museum, explore the historical opulence of Crusaders Sea Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charbel Tomb.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, Sidon, Tripoli, Beiteddine
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Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

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