27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Beirut
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tripoli
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bcharre
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Zahle
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa), Byblos (Byblos Wax Museum, Miky's Accessories, &more) and Hall of Fame (in Qornet El Hamra). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and don't miss a visit to Gemmayzeh Street.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beirut trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Beirut is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Beirut due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Beirut hover around 23°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tripoli.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Byblos, Our Lady of Lebanon, Beit Eddine, Jeita Grotto, Sidon Souks
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Batroun (Bonita Bay & Ixsir), Byblos (Byblos Castle, Memoire Du Temps, &more) and Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka). There's still lots to do: get your game on at LazerGate, stop by Chocolate Republic Boutique, explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), and don't miss a visit to The Clock Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Tripoli takes 1.5 hours. In December in Tripoli, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Batroun, Byblos, Baatara Pothole, LazerGate, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery
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Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Memoire Du Temps ©
Memoire Du Temps

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bcharre: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden), Baatara Gorge Waterfall (in Tannourine) and Kamouh el Hermel (in Hermel). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Cedars of God, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bcharre tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Bcharre takes 1.5 hours. In December in Bcharre, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine, Kamouh el Hermel
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya
Deir Mar Elisha ©
Deir Mar Elisha

6
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Change things up with these side-trips from Zahle: Chateau Kefraya (in Kafraiya), Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh) and Baalbeck (Temples of Baalbek, Baalbek Roman Ruins, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Shouf Cedars Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery, don't miss a visit to Faqra Temple, and do a tasting at Chateau Ksara.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zahle trip planner.

Drive from Bcharre to Zahle in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Zahle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Kfardebian, Chateau Kefraya, Atelier Assaf
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Shouf Cedars Reserve ©
Shouf Cedars Reserve
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

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