8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sidon
— 2 nights
2
Zahle
— 1 night
3
Beirut
— 4 nights

2
nights
Sidon

Sidon ©
Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Khan al-Franj, then make a trip to Sidon Souks, then admire the landmark architecture of Hammam Al-Jadeed, and finally examine the collection at Soap Museum - Saida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Crusaders Sea Castle, make a trip to Debbane Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Mleeta Landmark.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sidon trip maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sidon is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sidon is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sidon: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Sidon

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mleeta Landmark
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Soap Museum - Saida ©
Soap Museum - Saida
Crusaders Sea Castle ©
Crusaders Sea Castle
 Mleeta Landmark ©
Mleeta Landmark

1
night
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Coteaux Du Liban, then do a tasting at Chateau Ksara, and then don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, then steep yourself in history at Temples of Baalbek, and then get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zahle trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sidon to Zahle takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Zahle can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Chateau Musar (in Ghazir), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Paragliding Club Thermique (in Jounieh). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beirut trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau Musar, Jeita Grotto, Hall of Fame, Our Lady of Lebanon, Paragliding Club Thermique
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

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