9 days in Lebanon Itinerary

9 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Baalbeck
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Byblos
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Beirut
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h
End: London

1
day
Baalbeck

Baalbeck ©
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. On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and finally delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baalbeck trip planner.

London, UK to Baalbeck is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Baalbeck. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Baalbeck at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Byblos.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Hajar al-Hibla ©
Hajar al-Hibla

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Qadisha Valley and Ocean Blue Resort Beach Bar. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Our Lady of Lebanon and Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil). Change things up with these side-trips from Byblos: Chocolate Republic Boutique (in Kousba) and Churches of Harissa (in Jounieh). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charbel Tomb, don't miss a visit to Old Souk, and see the interesting displays at Memoire Du Temps.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Byblos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baalbeck to Byblos takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Byblos

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), Chocolate Republic Boutique, Churches of Harissa, Qadisha Valley, Our Lady of Lebanon
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Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Beirut Souks and National Museum of Beirut. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine) and Tyre Beach (in Sur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, kick back and relax at LAZY B BEACH CLUB, and make a trip to Zaitunay Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Beirut trip planner.

Traveling by car from Byblos to Beirut takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Iris Beach Club Damour, LAZY B BEACH CLUB, Beit Eddine, Jeita Grotto, Tyre Beach
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

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