8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon sightseeing planner

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

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Beirut

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and Beit Eddine. Shop till you drop at Beirut Souks and Hamra Street. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Palace of Emir Younes Maan (in Deir el Qamar), Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beirut route app.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Beirut to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, then get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baalbeck road trip planning tool.

Drive from Beirut to Baalbeck in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Ehden.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites
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Ehden

— 1 night

Bride of Summer Resorts in the North of Lebanon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ehden journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Baalbeck to Ehden takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ehden can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ehden

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.