8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beirut
— 3 nights
2
Zahle
— 1 night
3
Bcharre
— 2 nights
4
Sur
— 1 night

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and Saint Charbel Tomb. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Chateau Kefraya (in Kafraiya), Ain Wazein Grotto (in Ain w Zain) and Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, don't miss a visit to Phoenician Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Churches of Harissa, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Beirut online driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Beirut. July in Beirut sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Byblos, Chateau Kefraya, Phoenician Wall, Ain Wazein Grotto, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve
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Shouf Cedars Reserve ©
Shouf Cedars Reserve
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve ©
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

1
night
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, explore the historical opulence of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, thenlearn about winemaking at Coteaux Du Liban, thendo a tasting at Chateau Ksara, and finally don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa.

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

Getting from Beirut to Zahle by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Zahle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Anjar
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Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, delve into the lush surroundings at The Cedars of God, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, thensee the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, and finally Head underground at Qadisha Caves. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, and finally head outdoors with Ehden Adventures.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bcharre vacation planning app.

You can drive from Zahle to Bcharre in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Sur.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve ©
Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve
Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve ©
Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve

1
night
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tyre Beach, make a trip to Al-Bass Archaeological Site, thendon't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, thenexplore the ancient world of Tyre Hippodrome, and finally explore the ancient world of Tyre.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sur vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Sur takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bcharre, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sur, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tyre Hippodrome
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Hippodrome ©
Tyre Hippodrome
Al-Bass Archaeological Site ©
Al-Bass Archaeological Site

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