31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Ferry to Male, Fly to Beirut
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Beirut
— 12 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tripoli
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sur
— 5 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Male

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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.
Get outdoors at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve and Iris Beach Club Damour. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at CITYMALL and ABC Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Saint John-Marc Cathedral (in Byblos), Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian) and Sidon (Debbane Palace, Sidon Souks, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Churches of Harissa, stop by Badaro, look for gifts at Hannah Mitri Ice Cream, and wander the streets of Saifi Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Beirut online travel route planner.

Male, Maldives to Beirut is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Male to Beirut due to the time zone difference. In November, Beirut is slightly colder than Male - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 22:

Zahle

— 5 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Visiting Shouf Cedars Reserve and Bekaa Valley will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau Ksara and Baalbek Roman Ruins. Explore Zahle's surroundings by going to Baalbeck (Hajar al-Hibla, Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, &more), Cardo Maximus (Aanjar) (in Anjar) and Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge (in Kfardebian). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Chateau Heritage, delve into the distant past at Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, and don't miss a visit to Aammiq wetland.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zahle travel route planner.

Drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve and The Cedars of God. Get outdoors at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve and Baatara Gorge Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Bcharre side-trips: Qasr Naous (in Amioun) and Mabaj Grotto (in Byblos). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, explore the fascinating underground world of Qadisha Caves, and contemplate the long history of Hadchit.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bcharre trip planning app.

You can drive from Zahle to Bcharre in 2 hours. November in Bcharre sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to White Beach and Baatara Pothole. Explore hidden gems such as Khan Al-Khayyatin and Chocolate Republic Boutique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tripoli: Byblos (Saint Charbel Tomb & Memoire Du Temps) and Ixsir (in Batroun). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Mussaylha Fort, explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), and take a leisurely stroll along El Mina Port.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tripoli trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Tripoli takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tripoli can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Sur

— 5 nights
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Get outdoors at Tyre Beach and Bkassine Pine Forest. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mleeta Landmark and Tyre Hippodrome. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaufort Castle (in Arnoun) and Jezzine Grand Municipality (in Jezzine). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Roman Hippodrome, soothe aching muscles at Turqoise, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Cana, and delve into the distant past at Tyre.

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Traveling by car from Tripoli to Sur takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tripoli in December, expect Sur to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:

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.