10 days in Lebanon Itinerary

10 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon sightseeing planner

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Beirut
— 4 nights
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Zahle
— 3 nights
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Bcharre
— 2 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Byblos (Old Souk, Byblos Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut, get a taste of the local shopping with Hamra Street, and make a trip to Corniche Beirut.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Beirut. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Zahle

— 3 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zahle: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more), Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Saint Charbel Statue (in Faraiya). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chateau St Thomas, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, steep yourself in history at Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, and stroll through Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve.

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Getting from Beirut to Zahle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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Bcharre

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qannoubin, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Elisha. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gibran Museum, appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, and then take a peaceful walk through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Zahle to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · 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.