37 days in Lebanon Itinerary

37 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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37 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  7​h
1
Beirut
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zahle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bcharre
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tripoli
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sur
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Paris

11
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jeita Grotto and Pigeon Rocks in Raouche. Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Lebanon and Beit Eddine. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Fakhreddine's Mosque (in Deir el Qamar), Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah) and Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, shop like a local with Hamra Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, and deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beirut trip builder app .

Paris, France to Beirut is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Beirut due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beiteddine, Jounieh, Sidon, Fortress of Niha, Mleeta Landmark
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

6
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Popular historic sites such as Temples of Baalbek and St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and Bekaa Valley. Explore Zahle's surroundings by going to Baalbeck (Hajar al-Hibla, Baalbek Roman Ruins, & more), Kafraiya (Cave Kouroum & Chateau Kefraya) and Reserve des Cedres du Barouk (in Barouk). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, admire the landmark architecture of Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel, learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, and appreciate the history behind Saint Charbel Statue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zahle vacation maker app .

You can drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Barouk, Kafraiya, Faraiya
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Cedars of God and Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Qadisha Valley and Gibran Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bcharre: Kamouh el Hermel (in Hermel), Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden) and Baatara Gorge Waterfall (in Tannourine). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, explore the fascinating underground world of Qadisha Caves, and don't miss a visit to Deir Mar Semaan.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bcharre trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Zahle to Bcharre by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Bcharre, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Tripoli on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine, Kamouh el Hermel
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya

6
nights
Tripoli

Tripoli ©
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Get in touch with nature at Baatara Pothole and Bonita Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Byblos Castle and Saint Charbel Tomb. Get out of town with these interesting Tripoli side-trips: Frenzy Fun Center (in Amchit), Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and Byblos (Byblos Wax Museum, Memoire Du Temps, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taynal Mosque, make a trip to The Clock Tower, contemplate the long history of Al Burtasiyat Madrassa-Mosque, and step into the grandiose world of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tripoli route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Tripoli takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tripoli are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, LazerGate, Bnachii Lake, Baatara Pothole
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
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Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Saint John-Marc Cathedral
Saint John-Marc Cathedral

6
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Visit Tyre and Beaufort Castle for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Hermon and Tyre Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sur trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Sur takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tripoli in January, with highs in Sur at 17°C and lows at 9°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Hermon, Beaufort Castle, Grotte de Cana
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Beaufort Castle ©
Beaufort Castle
Grotte de Cana ©
Grotte de Cana

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