8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Beirut
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zahle
— 3 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Cairo

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Byblos Castle, &more) and Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and wander the streets of Hamra Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Beirut journey planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, you will find days in Beirut are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Zahle

— 3 nights
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahle: Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk), Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh) and Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Chateau Ksara, don't miss a visit to Cardo Maximus (Aanjar), and delve into the distant past at Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Zahle day trip tool.

You can drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zahle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.