41 days in Lebanon Itinerary

41 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beirut
— 19 nights
2
Zahle
— 7 nights
3
Bcharre
— 6 nights
4
Sur
— 7 nights

19
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.
Attractions like Zaitunay Bay and Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Batroun (Phoenician Wall, Joining Beach, &more), Byblos (Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry, Byblos Castle, &more) and White Beach (in Thoum). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, make a trip to Corniche Beirut, gain insight at American University of Beirut, and examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beirut sightseeing planning app.

Newark, USA to Beirut is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Beirut. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Beirut, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, Beiteddine, Jiyeh, Deir el Qamar
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Pigeon Rocks in Raouche ©
Pigeon Rocks in Raouche
Bkassine Pine Forest ©
Bkassine Pine Forest

7
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahle: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more), Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, explore the ancient world of Anjar Citadel, and appreciate the history behind Saint Charbel Statue.

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

Drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bcharre: Mabaj Grotto (in Byblos), Bnachii Lake (in Zgharta) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, take some stellar pictures from Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bcharre journey website.

You can drive from Zahle to Bcharre in 2 hours. In July in Bcharre, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sur.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tannourine, Tripoli, Ehden, Mabaj Grotto, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve ©
Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve

7
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Bring the kids along to Tyre Beach and Al-Bass Archaeological Site. Get out of town with these interesting Sur side-trips: Beaufort Castle (in Arnoun), Kfarhim Grotto (in Beiteddine) and Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tyre, don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, contemplate the long history of Tyre Hippodrome, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Mantara.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sur visit planning website.

Getting from Bcharre to Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bcharre in July, expect nights in Sur to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beaufort Castle, Grotte de Cana, Kfarhim Grotto, Our Lady of Mantara, Mleeta Landmark
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach
Al-Bass Archaeological Site ©
Al-Bass Archaeological Site

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