37 days in Lebanon Itinerary

37 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  7 h
1
Beirut
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Zahle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bcharre
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Tripoli
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sur
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Paris

11
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pigeon Rocks in Raouche and Bkassine Pine Forest. Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Lebanon and Churches of Harissa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian), Hall of Fame (in Qornet El Hamra) and Fakhreddine's Mosque (in Deir el Qamar). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, make a trip to Corniche Beirut, pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, and step into the grandiose world of Beit Eddine.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Beirut is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Beirut due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for much warmer days in Beirut, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beiteddine, Sidon, St. George Church, Mleeta Landmark, Jeita Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

6
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Get some historical perspective at Temples of Baalbek and Baalbek Roman Ruins. Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar and Coteaux Du Liban are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kafraiya (Cave Kouroum & Chateau Kefraya), Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Baalbeck (Hajar al-Hibla & Saieda Khaoula - Mosque). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, admire the striking features of Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel, and make a trip to Saint Charbel Statue.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zahle online tour planner.

You can drive from Beirut to Zahle in 1.5 hours. January in Zahle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Kafraiya, Massaya Winery, Shouf Cedars Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Cedars of God and Hadchit are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Qadisha Valley and Gibran Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bcharre: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden), Baatara Gorge Waterfall (in Tannourine) and Kamouh el Hermel (in Hermel). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, Head underground at Qadisha Caves, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bcharre trip planner.

You can drive from Zahle to Bcharre in 2 hours. January in Bcharre sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine, Kamouh el Hermel
Highlights from your plan
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya

6
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.
Visit Saint Charbel Tomb and Saint John-Marc Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Baatara Pothole and Bonita Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Frenzy Fun Center (in Amchit), Byblos (Byblos Wax Museum, Byblos Castle, &more) and Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taynal Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Bnachii Lake, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Khan Al-Khayyatin.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tripoli trip website.

You can drive from Bcharre to Tripoli in 1.5 hours. In January in Tripoli, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, Bnachii Lake, Baatara Pothole, LazerGate
Highlights from your plan
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Saint John-Marc Cathedral
Saint John-Marc Cathedral

6
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tyre and Grotte de Cana. Get outdoors at Mount Hermon and Tyre Beach. When in Sur, make a side trip to see Beaufort Castle in Arnoun, approximately Arnoun away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Al-Bass Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sur trip app.

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Sur takes 2 hours. In January, Sur is a bit cooler than Tripoli - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Hermon, Grotte de Cana, Beaufort Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tyre ©
Tyre
Beaufort Castle ©
Beaufort Castle
Grotte de Cana ©
Grotte de Cana

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