12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Byblos
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Jitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Beirut
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Dubai

1
night
Byblos

Byblos ©
Continuously inhabited for at least 7,000 years, World Heritage-listed Byblos has genuine claims to the title of one of the oldest cities in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, Ixsir and The Cedars of God. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Memoire Du Temps, look for gifts at Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charbel Tomb, then enjoy some music at The Crusader Castle, then indulge your taste buds at Ixsir, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery of St. Maron Annaya. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, then stroll through Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, then look for gifts at Chocolate Republic Boutique, and finally take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Byblos travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jitta.

Things to do in Byblos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bcharre, Ixsir, Chocolate Republic Boutique, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
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Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve ©
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb

2
nights
Jitta

Jitta ©
The town of Jeita has become well-known for its topographical features, with its famous grottos bringing in many visitors each day from Beirut.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave Kouroum as well as Faraya-Mzaar Ski Resort. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jeita Grotto, then look for gifts at Aishti Foundation, and then hit the slopes at Faraya-Mzaar Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Our Lady of Lebanon, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, stop by ABC shopping center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musee du Catholicossat de Cilicie, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally do a tasting at Cave Kouroum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jitta travel planner.

Jitta is just a short distance from Byblos. In January, daytime highs in Jitta are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Jitta

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Aishti Foundation, Cave Kouroum, Hall of Fame, ABC shopping center, Musee du Catholicossat de Cilicie
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Cave Kouroum ©
Cave Kouroum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau Kefraya as well as Massaya Winery. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Beirut and Hamra Street. Visit Beit Eddine and Roman Baths for their historical value. Take a break from Beirut with a short trip to Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve in Barouk, about 1:20 hours away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Beirut Souks, make a trip to The Corniche, explore and take pictures at American University of Beirut, and buy something for everyone on your list at ABC Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beirut sightseeing planner.

Beirut is just a stone's throw from Jitta. In January in Beirut, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Beit Eddine, Chateau Kefraya, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, Massaya Winery, Churches of Harissa
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
Hamra Street ©
Hamra Street

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