8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beirut
— 4 nights
2
Sur
— 1 night
3
Bcharre
— 1 night
4
Baalbeck
— 1 night

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Beirut Souks and ABC Mall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and Monastery of St. Maron Annaya. Venture out of the city with trips to Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine), Zahle (Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa & Chateau Ksara) and Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Nicolas Sursock Museum, explore the ancient world of Al-Omari Mosque, take a stroll through Hamra Street, and visit Churches of Harissa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beirut holiday maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Beirut is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Beirut reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sur.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Byblos, Zahle, Aammiq wetland, Shouf Cedars Reserve, Churches of Harissa
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Shouf Cedars Reserve ©
Shouf Cedars Reserve
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa

1
night
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, thencontemplate the long history of Tyre Hippodrome, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Tyre Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Tyre.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sur holiday planner.

Drive from Beirut to Sur in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sur when traveling from Beirut in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tyre Hippodrome
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Tyre Hippodrome ©
Tyre Hippodrome
Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, thensee the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bcharre holiday planner.

Getting from Sur to Bcharre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sur in October since evenings lows in Bcharre dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress
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Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Gibran Museum ©
Gibran Museum

1
night
Baalbeck

Baalbeck ©
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temples of Baalbek, thensteep yourself in history at Baalbek Roman Ruins, thenmake a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, and finally appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baalbeck road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bcharre to Baalbeck in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

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