5 days in Lebanon Itinerary

5 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Beirut
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Baalbeck
— 1 night
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Cairo

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Beirut

— 3 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.
When in Beirut, make a side trip to see Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa, approximately Harissa away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, make a trip to Corniche Beirut, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hamra Street.

Before you visit Beirut, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in Beirut are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Baalbeck

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins and then steep yourself in history at Temples of Baalbek.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Baalbeck online travel route planner.

Getting from Beirut to Baalbeck by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Baalbeck are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites
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Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · 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.