31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

31 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Jiyeh
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Jiyeh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beirut
— 19 nights
Drive
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Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hermel
— 1 night
Drive
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Baalbeck
— 2 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Jiyeh

— 4 nights
Jieh is a seaside town in Lebanon with an estimated population of 5000, 23 km south of Beirut, in the Chouf district via a 20-minute drive along the Beirut to Sidon highway south of the capital. You'll get in some beach time at Chir Bay and Lazy B Beach Club. Get a sense of the local culture at Beit Eddine and Fortress of Niha. Explore Jiyeh's surroundings by going to Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk), Moussa Castle (in Beiteddine) and Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Mantara, see the interesting displays at Soap Museum - Saida, step into the grandiose world of Crusaders Sea Castle, and look for gifts at Sharqy.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jiyeh online travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Jiyeh is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Jiyeh: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Jiyeh

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beirut

— 19 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Joining Beach and Bonita Bay. Attractions like Beirut Souks and Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (in Keserwan District), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Byblos (Byblos Wax Museum, Memoire Du Temps, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, kick back and relax at White Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Hamra Street, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beirut day trip planning tool.

Beirut is just a short distance from Jiyeh. May in Beirut sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Qadisha Valley and Gibran Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery and Deir Qannoubin. Go for a jaunt from Bcharre to Ehden to see Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bcharre day trip app.

You can drive from Beirut to Bcharre in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hermel.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Hermel

— 1 night
Hermel is a town in Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Kamouh el Hermel.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hermel online itinerary planner.

Drive from Bcharre to Hermel in 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Hermel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
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Baalbeck

— 2 nights
Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, contemplate the long history of Temples of Baalbek, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla and then admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Baalbeck online journey planner.

Getting from Hermel to Baalbeck by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Baalbeck are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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.