11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  2 h
1
Beirut
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Zahle
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Baalbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Sidon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Beirut

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Byblos (Memoire Du Temps & Byblos Castle). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hamra Street.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Beirut trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
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Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, then learn about winemaking at Coteaux Du Liban, and finally step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Chateau Kefraya, then make a trip to Aammiq wetland, then learn about winemaking at Chateau St Thomas, and finally learn about winemaking at Massaya Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zahle day trip app.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Zahle takes 1.5 hours. In December in Zahle, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau Kefraya, Massaya Winery, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Aammiq wetland
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Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara
Coteaux Du Liban ©
Coteaux Du Liban
Chateau St Thomas ©
Chateau St Thomas

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nights
Baalbeck

Baalbeck ©
Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley, don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and finally delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): hit the slopes at Mzaar Kfardebian and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baalbeck trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zahle to Baalbeck in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sidon.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mzaar Kfardebian, Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

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nights
Sidon

Sidon ©
Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Crusaders Sea Castle, then make a trip to Sidon Souks, then make a trip to Bab al-Saray Mosque, and finally explore the historical opulence of Beit Eddine. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Soap Museum - Saida, then kick back and relax at LAZY B BEACH CLUB, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fakhreddine's Mosque.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sidon trip tool.

Drive from Baalbeck to Sidon in 2.5 hours. December in Sidon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sidon

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deir el Qamar, Beit Eddine, LAZY B BEACH CLUB
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LAZY B BEACH CLUB ©
LAZY B BEACH CLUB
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Sidon Souks ©
Sidon Souks

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