12 days in Middle East Itinerary

12 days in Middle East Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon trip planner

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Jounieh
— 2 nights
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Tripoli
— 1 day
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Bcharre
— 2 nights
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Kafraiya
— 1 night
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Jitta
— 2 nights
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Beirut
— 4 nights

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Jounieh

— 2 nights
To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
On the 1st (Mon), stop by Churches of Harissa and then don't miss a visit to Old Souk. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lebanon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charbel Tomb.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Jounieh tour itinerary builder website.

Beirut to Jounieh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Jounieh are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 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

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Tripoli

— 1 day
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 3rd (Wed): hunt for treasures at Souk Al-Harajb, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque, then wander the streets of Khan Al-Khayyatin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli trip tool.

You can drive from Jounieh to Tripoli in an hour. October in Tripoli sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. 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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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 4th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Elisha, and finally contemplate the long history of The Cedars of God. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qannoubin, Head underground at Qadisha Caves, then contemplate the long history of Hadchit, and finally stroll through Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bcharre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Bcharre takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kafraiya.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kafraiya

— 1 night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shouf Cedars Reserve and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Kefraya.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kafraiya trip planner.

Drive from Bcharre to Kafraiya in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jitta.

Things to do in Kafraiya

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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Jitta

— 2 nights
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): pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Musee du Catholicossat de Cilicie.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jitta trip maker app.

Drive from Kafraiya to Jitta in 1.5 hours. October in Jitta sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Jitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Head to Beirut Souks and Hamra Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Beirut and Villa Audi Mosaic Museum. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Iris Beach Club Damour (in Damour) and Byblos Castle (in Byblos). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, examine the collection at Banque Du Liban Museum, visit Solidere, and don't miss a visit to Gemmayzeh Street.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beirut trip planner.

Beirut is just a stone's throw from Jitta. In October, daytime highs in Beirut are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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