12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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12 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Ehden
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Byblos
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Jounieh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Jitta
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Beirut
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Kafraiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Beirut

1
day
Ehden

Ehden ©
The green and pleasant mountain town of Ehden has become a popular summer vacation resort for city-dwellers from Zgharta, Beirut, and other major urban areas throughout the country.
On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cedars of God, then contemplate the long history of Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ehden trip generator.

Beirut to Ehden is an approximately 1.5-hour car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Byblos.

Things to do in Ehden

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bcharre
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Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Gibran Museum ©
Gibran Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of The Crusader Castle, then don't miss a visit to Old Souk, and then look for gifts at Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Byblos sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ehden to Byblos by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jounieh.

Things to do in Byblos

Shopping Historic Sites
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Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry ©
Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Old Souk ©
Old Souk

2
nights
Jounieh

Jounieh ©
To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Churches of Harissa, look for gifts at Antoine Saliba World of Jewelry, and then appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Lebanon. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge, then make a trip to Faqra Temple, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jounieh travel itinerary creator.

Jounieh is very close to Byblos. In September, daytime highs in Jounieh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jitta.

Things to do in Jounieh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kfardebian, Our Lady of Lebanon
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa
Faqra Temple ©
Faqra Temple

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jitta: Faraya-Mzaar Ski Resort (in Kfardebian), Baalbeck (Temples of Baalbek, Hajar al-Hibla, & more) and Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jitta sightseeing planner.

Jitta is just a short distance from Jounieh. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Jitta

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Aishti Foundation, Mzaar Kfardebian, ABC shopping center, Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, explore and take pictures at American University of Beirut, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, then don't miss a visit to Gemmayzeh Street, and finally make a trip to The Corniche. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, then take a stroll through Beirut Souks, and finally take a stroll through Hamra Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Beirut trip planner.

Beirut is very close to Jitta. October in Beirut sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kafraiya.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks

2
nights
Kafraiya

Kafraiya ©
Sitting pretty in a fertile river valley, the village of Kafraiya has become known for its vineyards and wine-making.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Palais Emir Bachir CHAHABI, don't miss a visit to Fakhreddine's Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Dany Chamoun Square, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, do a tasting at Massaya Winery, and then do a tasting at Chateau Ksara.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kafraiya travel planner.

You can drive from Beirut to Kafraiya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kafraiya

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Deir el Qamar, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Chateau Ksara, Massaya Winery
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar