5 days in Lebanon Itinerary

5 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Baalbeck
— 1 day
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Beirut
— 4 nights

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Baalbeck

— 1 day
Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baalbeck trip planner.

Beirut to Baalbeck is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites
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Beirut

— 4 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.
Step out of Beirut with an excursion to Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut, gain insight at American University of Beirut, and visit Beirut Souks.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beirut trip planner.

Getting from Baalbeck to Beirut by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Beirut, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Lebanon travel guide

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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.