43 days in Lebanon Itinerary

43 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon travel planner

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Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Sur
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Sur
— 6 nights
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Tripoli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 7 nights
Drive
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Beirut
— 19 nights
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Sur

— 6 nights
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Venture out of the city with trips to Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah), Jezzine (Bkassine Pine Forest & Jezzine Grand Municipality) and Beaufort Castle (in Arnoun). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tyre, kick back and relax at Tyre Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Cana, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Turqoise.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sur online vacation planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sur is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in April: high temperatures in Sur hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:

Tripoli

— 6 nights
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tripoli: Byblos (Miky's Accessories, Old Souk, &more), Batroun (Bonita Bay & Ixsir) and St Joseph Monastery (in Deir Mar Youssef). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taynal Mosque, make a trip to Phoenician Wall, admire the striking features of Ezzeddine Hammam, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tripoli travel route site.

Getting from Sur to Tripoli by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bcharre: Qasr Naous (in Amioun), Tannourine (Baatara Pothole & Baatara Gorge Waterfall) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, and head outdoors with Ehden Adventures.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bcharre day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Bcharre takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Zahle

— 7 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Change things up with these side-trips from Zahle: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more), Anjar (Anjar Citadel, Cardo Maximus (Aanjar), &more) and Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, do a tasting at Chateau Ksara, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery, and identify plant and animal life at Shouf Cedars Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zahle road trip tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 12:

Beirut

— 19 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Byblos (Byblos Port, Byblos Citadel, &more), Joining Beach (in Batroun) and Deir el Qamar (Fakhreddine's Mosque, Dany Chamoun Square, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Beirut driving holiday planner.

Drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 31:

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.