11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beirut
— 3 nights
2
Zahle
— 2 nights
3
Baalbeck
— 2 nights
4
Sidon
— 3 nights

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Byblos (Memoire Du Temps & Byblos Castle) and Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip maker website.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Byblos, Jeita Grotto, Our Lady of Lebanon
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

2
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, thenlearn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, thenlearn about winemaking at Coteaux Du Liban, and finally step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Chateau Kefraya, thenmake a trip to Aammiq wetland, thenlearn about winemaking at Chateau St Thomas, and finally learn about winemaking at Massaya Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zahle day trip app.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Zahle takes 1.5 hours. In December in Zahle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Massaya Winery, Chateau Kefraya, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Aammiq wetland
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Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara
Coteaux Du Liban ©
Coteaux Du Liban
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

2
nights
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 (Sat), appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley, don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and finally delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): hit the slopes at Mzaar Kfardebian and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Baalbeck trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zahle to Baalbeck in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sidon.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mzaar Kfardebian, Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

3
nights
Sidon

Sidon ©
Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Crusaders Sea Castle, thenmake a trip to Sidon Souks, thenmake a trip to Bab al-Saray Mosque, and finally explore the historical opulence of Beit Eddine. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Soap Museum - Saida, thenkick back and relax at LAZY B BEACH CLUB, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fakhreddine's Mosque.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sidon trip tool.

Drive from Baalbeck to Sidon in 2.5 hours. December in Sidon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sidon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Deir el Qamar, Beit Eddine, LAZY B BEACH CLUB
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LAZY B BEACH CLUB ©
LAZY B BEACH CLUB
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Sidon Souks ©
Sidon Souks

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