20 days in Lebanon Itinerary

20 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14 h
1
Beirut
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Zahle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Tripoli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Johannesburg

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Old Souk (in Byblos). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beirut trip itinerary website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Beirut is an approximately 14- hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for little chillier days in Beirut, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Jeita Grotto, Churches of Harissa, Mzaar Kfardebian, Our Lady of Lebanon, Old Souk
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Corniche Beirut ©
Corniche Beirut

3
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zahle: Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, &more) and Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Coteaux Du Liban, make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, and explore the world behind art at Atelier Assaf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Zahle trip app.

You can drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Shouf Cedars Reserve, Aammiq wetland, Atelier Assaf
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Shouf Cedars Reserve ©
Shouf Cedars Reserve

3
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.
Take a break from Bcharre with a short trip to Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve in Ehden, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bcharre trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Zahle to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bcharre are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tripoli.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tripoli

Tripoli ©
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tripoli: Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and Byblos (Byblos Castle, Memoire Du Temps, &more). There's much more to do: get your game on at LazerGate, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taynal Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Phoenician Wall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tripoli road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Tripoli takes 1.5 hours. April in Tripoli sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, LazerGate
Highlights from your plan
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Memoire Du Temps ©
Memoire Du Temps

2
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. On the 10th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Tyre, then don't miss a visit to Al-Bass Archaeological Site, then make a trip to Roman Hippodrome, and finally explore the ancient world of Tyre Hippodrome.

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Traveling by car from Tripoli to Sur takes 2 hours. In April in Sur, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tyre Hippodrome
Highlights from your plan
Tyre ©
Tyre
Roman Hippodrome ©
Roman Hippodrome
Al-Bass Archaeological Site ©
Al-Bass Archaeological Site

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