40 days in Lebanon Itinerary

40 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon tour itinerary planner

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Sur
— 5 nights
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Tripoli
— 5 nights
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Bcharre
— 5 nights
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Zahle
— 6 nights
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Beirut
— 18 nights

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Sur

— 5 nights
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Explore Sur's surroundings by going to Jezzine (Bkassine Pine Forest & Jezzine Grand Municipality), Beaufort Castle (in Arnoun) and Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tyre Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Cana, don't miss a visit to Al-Bass Archaeological Site, and delve into the distant past at Tyre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sur road trip planning app.

Beirut to Sur is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Beirut in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Sur. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

Tripoli

— 5 nights
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tripoli: Hermel (Kamouh el Hermel & Rafting Squad), Baatara Pothole (in Tannourine) and Byblos (Byblos Castle, Old Souk, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Bonita Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taynal Mosque, explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), and wander the streets of Khan Al-Khayyatin.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli trip app.

You can drive from Sur to Tripoli in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sur in November since evenings lows in Tripoli dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:

Bcharre

— 5 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: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden), Qasr Naous (in Amioun) and Baatara Gorge Waterfall (in Tannourine). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bcharre online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tripoli to Bcharre in 1.5 hours. November in Bcharre sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Zahle

— 6 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Change things up with these side-trips from Zahle: Anjar (Anjar Citadel, Bekaa Valley, &more), Kfardebian (Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge & Faqra Temple) and Baalbeck (Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, Temples of Baalbek, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shouf Cedars Reserve, do a tasting at Chateau St Thomas, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery, and get outside with Hillhout village.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zahle trip planner.

Getting from Bcharre to Zahle by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:

Beirut

— 18 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Joining Beach and White Beach. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Batroun), Paragliding Club Thermique (in Jounieh) and Byblos (Byblos Port, Saint John-Marc Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Beirut trip planner.

Drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 18:

Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Ruins
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.