6 days in Lebanon Itinerary

6 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon itinerary planner

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Beirut
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baalbeck
— 1 night
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Beirut

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Beirut and Hamra Street. Kids will appreciate attractions like Beirut Souks and Mim Museum - Mineral Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Tyre Beach (in Sur), Iris Beach Club Damour (in Damour) and Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut, and kick back and relax at LAZY B BEACH CLUB.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beirut trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins and then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baalbeck road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Baalbeck takes 2 hours. In September in Baalbeck, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), 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.