12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Drive:  30​min
1
Jounieh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Tripoli
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Bcharre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kafraiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Beirut
— 4 nights
End: Beirut

2
nights
Jounieh

Jounieh ©
To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Churches of Harissa and then don't miss a visit to Old Souk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of Lebanon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charbel Tomb.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jounieh road trip site .

Beirut to Jounieh is an approximately half hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Jounieh can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tripoli.

Things to do in Jounieh

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Byblos
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Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Old Souk ©
Old Souk

few
hours
Tripoli

Tripoli
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
On the 3rd (Wed), hunt for treasures at Souk Al-Harajb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque, then wander the streets of Khan Al-Khayyatin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil).

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Drive from Jounieh to Tripoli in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Souk Al-Harajb ©
Souk Al-Harajb
The Great Mosque ©
The Great Mosque

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qannoubin, explore the fascinating underground world of Qadisha Caves, then contemplate the long history of Hadchit, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bcharre tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Tripoli to Bcharre in an hour. October in Bcharre sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kafraiya.

Things to do in Bcharre

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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night
Kafraiya

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 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palace of Beiteddine, look for all kinds of wild species at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, and then do a tasting at Chateau Kefraya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kafraiya online travel planner .

You can drive from Bcharre to Kafraiya in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kafraiya are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Jitta.

Things to do in Kafraiya

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Jitta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jeita Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Musee du Catholicossat de Cilicie.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jitta trip planner.

You can drive from Kafraiya to Jitta in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jitta are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Jitta

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musee du Catholicossat de Cilicie
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto

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.
Head to Hamra Street and Beirut Souksfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Iris Beach Club Damour and Pigeon Rocks in Raouche. Take a break from Beirut with a short trip to The Crusader Castle in Byblos, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, take a stroll through Solidere, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and don't miss a visit to Gemmayzeh Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut journey maker tool .

Beirut is very close to Jitta. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

The Crusader Castle, Iris Beach Club Damour
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Hamra Street ©
Hamra Street
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
The Crusader Castle ©
The Crusader Castle

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