21 days in Lebanon Itinerary

21 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Tripoli
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Tripoli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 7 nights
Drive
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Beirut
— 4 nights
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Tripoli

— 6 nights
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Explore Tripoli's surroundings by going to Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka), Ixsir (in Batroun) and Byblos (Old Souk, Byblos Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Phoenician Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taynal Mosque, admire the striking features of St. Stephan's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Khan Al-Khayyatin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tripoli trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Tripoli is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Tripoli to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Baths

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 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qannoubin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, then examine the collection at Gibran Museum, and then appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bcharre itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tripoli to Bcharre in 1.5 hours. July in Bcharre sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Zahle

— 7 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Venture out of the city with trips to Anjar (Bekaa Valley & Anjar Citadel), Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (in Keserwan District) and Saint Charbel Statue (in Faraiya). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek, do a tasting at Chateau Ksara, make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shouf Cedars Reserve.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zahle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Zahle takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zahle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Beirut is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beirut travel tool.

Traveling by car from Zahle to Beirut takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Beirut are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.