28 days in Lebanon Itinerary

28 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon attractions planner

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Sur
— 2 nights
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Tripoli
— 4 nights
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Bcharre
— 3 nights
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Zahle
— 3 nights
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Beirut
— 15 nights

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Sur

— 2 nights
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sur: Bkassine Pine Forest (in Jezzine), Beaufort Castle (in Arnoun) and Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, contemplate the long history of Tyre Hippodrome, stroll through Tyre Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Cana.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sur road trip planning site.

Beirut to Sur is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Beirut in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sur, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Tripoli

— 4 nights
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tripoli: Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Byblos Castle, &more) and Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Phoenician Wall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Taynal Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli trip planner.

Getting from Sur to Tripoli by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sur in August, expect nights in Tripoli to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Bcharre

— 3 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.
When in Bcharre, make a side trip to see Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve in Ehden, approximately Ehden away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Cedars of God, admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, stroll through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bcharre online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tripoli to Bcharre in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bcharre are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Zahle

— 3 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Get out of town with these interesting Zahle side-trips: Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, learn about winemaking at Coteaux Du Liban, and don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zahle planner.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Zahle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Zahle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Beirut

— 15 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa), Casino Du Liban (in Jounieh) and Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (in Keserwan District). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut, and make a trip to Zaitunay Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beirut trip builder site.

Drive from Zahle to Beirut in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Beirut, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 22:

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.