39 days in Lebanon Itinerary

39 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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39 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Beiteddine
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sur
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bcharre
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zahle
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jitta
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cairo

6
nights
Beiteddine

Beiteddine ©
Get out of town with these interesting Beiteddine side-trips: Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve (in Barouk), Sidon (Crusaders Sea Castle, Khan al-Franj, & more) and Jiyeh (LAZY B BEACH CLUB & Chir Bay).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beiteddine trip app .

Cairo, Egypt to Beiteddine is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Beiteddine, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Beiteddine

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sidon, Jiyeh, Deir el Qamar, Barouk, Bkassine Pine Forest
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Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Palace of Beiteddine ©
Palace of Beiteddine
Moussa Castle ©
Moussa Castle

7
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Go for a jaunt from Sur to Arnoun to see Beaufort Castle about 56 minutes away.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sur trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Beiteddine to Sur in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sur when traveling from Beiteddine in August, with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Bcharre on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort Castle, Grotte de Cana
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach
Roman Hippodrome ©
Roman Hippodrome

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bcharre: Tripoli (El Mina Port, Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), & more), Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Diman Church, admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, and make a trip to Deir Mar Semaan.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bcharre road trip website .

Drive from Sur to Bcharre in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sur in August: highs in Bcharre hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tripoli, Tannourine, Ehden, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, Kamouh el Hermel
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
Gibran Museum ©
Gibran Museum

8
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahle: Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine), Faraiya (Sculpture of Saint Charbel & Saint Charbel Statue) and Baalbeck (Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, Temples of Baalbek, & more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, and snap pictures at Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zahle online journey planner .

Getting from Bcharre to Zahle by car takes about 2 hours. August in Zahle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toJitta.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Faraiya, Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge, Bekaa Valley
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Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins

8
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.
Jitta is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Jeita Grotto, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Lebanon, and let little ones run wild at La Boheme.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jitta trip planner .

Getting from Zahle to Jitta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Jitta

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mar Moussa El Douar, Our Lady of Lebanon, Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb, Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel, Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 11:
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum ©

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