12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Beirut
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Zahle
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Beirut and Memoire Du Temps. Step out of the city life by going to Pigeon Rocks in Raouche and Tyre Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to White Beach (in Thoum), Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian) and Byblos (Byblos Castle, Saint Charbel Tomb, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Beirut Souks, shop like a local with Hamra Street, examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Beirut is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Beirut due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Beirut at 71°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Byblos, Bcharre, Our Lady of Lebanon, White Beach, Hall of Fame
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National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks

3
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Atelier Assaf, identify plant and animal life at Shouf Cedars Reserve, and then do a tasting at Chateau Kefraya.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zahle road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Zahle takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Zahle can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Atelier Assaf, Shouf Cedars Reserve, Chateau Kefraya, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
Highlights from your plan
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

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