32 days in Lebanon Itinerary

32 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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zahle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Beirut
— 21 nights
End: Beirut

2
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Popular historic sites such as Tyre and Our Lady of Mantara are in your itinerary. Mleeta Landmark and Beaufort Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tyre Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Cana, don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, and delve into the distant past at Tyre Hippodrome.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sur road trip planning website.

Beirut to Sur is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. May in Sur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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.
The Cedars of God and St Joseph Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Qadisha Valley and Mabaj Grotto. Explore Bcharre's surroundings by going to Tannourine (Baatara Pothole & Baatara Gorge Waterfall) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, and get outside with Ehden Adventures.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bcharre holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sur to Bcharre takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bcharre are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tannourine, Ehden, Mabaj Grotto, St Joseph Monastery
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Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve ©
Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley

4
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Get in touch with nature at Shouf Cedars Reserve and Bekaa Valley. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temples of Baalbek and Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahle: Baalbeck (Hajar al-Hibla & Baalbek Roman Ruins), Faqra Temple (in Kfardebian) and Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chateau Ksara, look for gifts at Chateau Heritage, and explore the world behind art at Atelier Assaf.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zahle online trip itinerary planner.

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 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Saghbine, Faqra Temple, Shouf Cedars Reserve
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Shouf Cedars Reserve ©
Shouf Cedars Reserve

21
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Beirut and Nicolas Sursock Museum. Visit Our Lady of Lebanon and Byblos Castle for their historical value. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Deir el Qamar (Saydet El Talle Church & Marie Baz Wax Museum), Byblos (Old Souk, Memoire Du Temps, &more) and Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chir Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at LAZY B BEACH CLUB.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Beirut using our trip planner.

You can drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. In May in Beirut, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Byblos, Sidon, Batroun, Harissa, Jezzine
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National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon

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