8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Beirut
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Jounieh). The adventure continues: Head underground at Jeita Grotto, gain insight at American University of Beirut, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Beirut is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Beirut is minus 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Beirut reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Beirut

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Our Lady of Lebanon, Jeita Grotto
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

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.
You've now added Hadchit to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, then steep yourself in history at Hadchit, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God, then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bcharre trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Beirut to Bcharre takes 2 hours. December in Bcharre sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress
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Hadchit ©
Hadchit
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins

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