12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Beirut
Drive:  30​min
Jounieh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Tripoli
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Bcharre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kafraiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Jitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Beirut
— 4 nights
Beirut

2
days
Jounieh

To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Churches of Harissa and then don't miss a visit to Old Souk. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charbel Tomb, look for all kinds of wild species at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, examine the collection at Memoire Du Temps, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John-Marc Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of Lebanon.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jounieh online itinerary creator.

Beirut to Jounieh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive. In March in Jounieh, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Jounieh

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Byblos
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Churches of Harissa
Saint Charbel Tomb
Old Souk

1
day
Tripoli

A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Bnachii Lake, explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), then admire the striking features of Ezzeddine Hammam, then take a leisurely stroll along Al-Mina Port, and finally take a stroll through Khan Al-Khayyatin.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tripoli holiday planner.

You can drive from Jounieh to Tripoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Tripoli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bnachii Lake
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Bnachii Lake

2
days
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 30th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, and finally stroll through The Cedars of God. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qannoubin, then explore the fascinating underground world of Qadisha Caves, then steep yourself in history at Hadchit, and finally identify plant and animal life at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bcharre travel planner.

You can drive from Tripoli to Bcharre in an hour. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kafraiya.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Historic Sites Sightseeing

Side Trip

Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve
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The Cedars of God
Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley
Gibran Museum

1
day
Kafraiya

Sitting pretty in a fertile river valley, the village of Kafraiya has become known for its vineyards and wine-making.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Beiteddine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Kefraya.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kafraiya trip planner.

Drive from Bcharre to Kafraiya in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Jitta.

Things to do in Kafraiya

Parks Wildlife Areas Wineries

Side Trips

Palace of Beiteddine, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
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Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
Chateau Kefraya
Palace of Beiteddine

2
days
Jitta

The town of Jeita has become well-known for its topographical features, with its famous grottos bringing in many visitors each day from Beirut.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Byblos Wax Museum and then Head underground at Jeita Grotto. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Aishti Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musee du Catholicossat de Cilicie, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally look for gifts at ABC shopping center.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jitta itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kafraiya to Jitta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Jitta, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Jitta

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Antelias, Aishti Foundation, Byblos Wax Museum, ABC shopping center
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Jeita Grotto
Byblos Wax Museum
Room Escape Games

4
days
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.
Visiting LAZY B BEACH CLUB and Pigeon Rocks in Raouche will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Beirut Souks or Selim Mouzannar. When in Beirut, make a side trip to see Iris Beach Club Damour in Damour, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Hamra Street, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, listen to music at The Crusader Castle, and wander the streets of Solidere.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beirut tour planner.

Beirut is just a short distance from Jitta. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Sightseeing Parks Beaches

Side Trips

LAZY B BEACH CLUB, The Crusader Castle, Iris Beach Club Damour
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The Crusader Castle
Beirut Souks
Hamra Street

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