9 days in Lebanon, Damascus & Amman Itinerary

9 days in Lebanon, Damascus & Amman Itinerary

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9 days in Lebanon, Damascus & Amman Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  8​h
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Damascus, Syria
— 1 day
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
flight:  40​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

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.
Dedicate the 5th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, explore and take pictures at American University of Beirut, take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut online vacation planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Beirut is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Beirut. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in September: high temperatures in Beirut hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Beirut

Tours Shopping Neighborhoods
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
day
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), make a trip to Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), take in the spiritual surroundings of Umayyad Mosque, then appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Environmental Garden.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Damascus trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Beirut to Damascus in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Beirut in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Damascus, with highs around 40°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Amman.

Things to do in Damascus

Shopping Parks Nature
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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Umayyad Mosque
Umayyad Mosque

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Citadel, make a trip to King Abdullah Mosque, and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Qasr al-Kharrana, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Rainbow Street, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amman trip builder tool .

You can take a bus from Damascus to Amman in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Damascus in September, you will find days in Amman are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

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