11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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1
Beirut
— 6 nights
2
Baalbeck
— 1 night
3
Bcharre
— 2 nights

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Byblos Castle and Saint Charbel Tomb. Do your shopping at Beirut Souks and Miky's Accessories. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Byblos (MACAM (Modern And Contemporary Art Museum) & Memoire Du Temps), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, look for all kinds of wild species at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beirut trip planning tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Beirut is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baghdad to Beirut. Traveling from Baghdad in December, Beirut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Byblos, Hall of Fame, Our Lady of Lebanon, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Shouf Cedars Reserve
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National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Mzaar Kfardebian, thensteep yourself in history at Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temples of Baalbek. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, do a tasting at Coteaux Du Liban, and then explore the historical opulence of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Baalbeck trip planning site.

You can drive from Beirut to Baalbeck in 2 hours. December in Baalbeck sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Zahle, Mzaar Kfardebian, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

2
nights
Bcharre

Bcharre ©
Sitting at 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level and nestled between a mountain and a valley, Bcharre offers holiday goers breathtaking views.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, thenappreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Cedars of God, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, and then identify plant and animal life at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bcharre trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Baalbeck to Bcharre by car takes about 2 hours. January in Bcharre sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
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Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve ©
Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley

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