15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h
1
Beirut
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Baalbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: London

8
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and Nicolas Sursock Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Beit Eddine and Saint Charbel Tomb. Venture out of the city with trips to Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah), Chir Bay (in Jiyeh) and Byblos (Byblos Castle, Memoire Du Temps, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tyre Hippodrome, wander the streets of Beirut Souks, see the interesting displays at Banque Du Liban Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beirut trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Beirut is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Beirut is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Beirut: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Byblos, Jiyeh, Sidon, Hall of Fame, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
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Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Cedars of God and Deir Qozhaya. Take a break from the city and head to Qadisha Valley and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Bcharre side-trips: Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and White Beach (in Thoum). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bcharre day trip planning tool .

Drive from Beirut to Bcharre in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bcharre are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ehden, White Beach, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery
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Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve ©
Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley

2
nights
Baalbeck

Baalbeck ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Mzaar Kfardebian, then get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then steep yourself in history at Temples of Baalbek. On the next day, make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, explore the historical opulence of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baalbeck trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Bcharre to Baalbeck in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Baalbeck can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sur.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mzaar Kfardebian, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Chateau Ksara
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Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek

1
night
Sur

Sur ©
On the 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Tyre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tyre Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sur holiday maker website .

Drive from Baalbeck to Sur in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach

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