59 days in Lebanon Itinerary

59 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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59 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Bcharre
— 19 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Byblos
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Beirut
— 23 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Jounieh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ehden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Baalbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Zahle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Batroun
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
9
El Heri
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Tripoli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Beirut

19
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.
Get in touch with nature at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve and Baatara Pothole. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temples of Baalbek and Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil). Change things up with these side-trips from Bcharre: Chouane Lake (in Chouaneh), Baalbeck (Hajar al-Hibla, Baalbek Roman Ruins, & more) and Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve (in Tannourine). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Bnachii Lake, and look for gifts at Chocolate Republic Boutique.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bcharre trip builder tool .

Beirut to Bcharre is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Beirut on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tripoli, Baalbeck, Ehden, Tannourine, Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley ©
Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley

2
nights
Byblos

Byblos ©
Continuously inhabited for at least 7,000 years, World Heritage-listed Byblos has genuine claims to the title of one of the oldest cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bonita Bay, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Colonel Brewery, then make a trip to Mussaylha Fort, and finally look for gifts at Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry. On your second day here, examine the collection at Byblos Wax Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, then make a trip to Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, and finally explore the world behind art at MACAM - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Byblos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Byblos takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Byblos can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Byblos

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Batroun, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve
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Bonita Bay ©
Bonita Bay
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve ©
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

23
nights
Beirut

Beirut ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at LAZY B BEACH CLUB and Iris Beach Club Damour. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Beirut and Atelier Assaf. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Sur (Tyre Beach & Tyre), Sidon (Crusaders Sea Castle & Sidon Souks) and Fortress of Niha (in Niha). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Jeita Grotto, shop like a local with Hamra Street, and learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beirut day trip website .

Beirut is very close to Byblos. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sidon, Beiteddine, Kafraiya, Zahle, Anjar
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

3
nights
Jounieh

Jounieh ©
To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Ferme Mar Chaaya, then learn more about the world around you at Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Lebanon. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, learn about winemaking at Chateau St Thomas, then admire the striking features of Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel, and finally snap pictures at Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge.

Plan a Jounieh trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Jounieh is just a stone's throw from Beirut. In October, daytime highs in Jounieh are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Jounieh

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kfardebian, Zahle, Ferme Mar Chaaya, Our Lady of Lebanon, Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel
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Ferme Mar Chaaya ©
Ferme Mar Chaaya
Chateau St Thomas ©
Chateau St Thomas
Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum ©

2
nights
Ehden

Ehden
The green and pleasant mountain town of Ehden has become a popular summer vacation resort for city-dwellers from Zgharta, Beirut, and other major urban areas throughout the country.
To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ehden trip maker site .

You can drive from Jounieh to Ehden in 1.5 hours. October in Ehden sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ehden

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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2
nights
Baalbeck

Baalbeck ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baalbeck travel planning app .

You can drive from Ehden to Baalbeck in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Baalbeck can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
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Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

2
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zahle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baalbeck to Zahle in an hour. In October in Zahle, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Zahle

Outdoors

Side Trip

Reserve des Cedres du Barouk
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Reserve des Cedres du Barouk ©
Reserve des Cedres du Barouk

2
nights
Batroun

Batroun ©
Batroun is a coastal city in northern Lebanon and one of the oldest cities in the world. On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church and then savor the flavors at Ixsir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Phoenician Wall, then go for a stroll along the water at Rocca Marina, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan's Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Batroun vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zahle to Batroun in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Batroun are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Batroun

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rocca Marina
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Ixsir ©
Ixsir
St. George Church ©
St. George Church
St. Stephan's Cathedral ©
St. Stephan's Cathedral

2
nights
El Heri

El Heri
To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our El Heri trip planner.

El Heri is just a short distance from Batroun. October in El Heri sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in El Heri

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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1
night
Tripoli

Tripoli
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tripoli online trip builder .

Tripoli is just a short distance from El Heri. In October in Tripoli, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tripoli

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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