15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15 h
1
Beirut
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bcharre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zahle
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Toronto

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: LazerGate (in Kfar Hazir), Byblos (Old Souk, Byblos Castle, & more) and Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, and stop by Hamra Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beirut online route builder .

Toronto, Canada to Beirut is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Beirut to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Beirut

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through The Cedars of God, identify plant and animal life at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gibran Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, then appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, and finally get outside with Ehden Adventures.

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

Traveling by car from Beirut to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bcharre are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Get out of town with these interesting Zahle side-trips: Bekaa Valley (in Anjar), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins & Temples of Baalbek) and Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, make a trip to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, explore the historical opulence of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, and learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zahle online road trip planner .

Getting from Bcharre to Zahle by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zahle can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Anjar, Baalbeck, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, Aammiq wetland, Atelier Assaf
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

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