10 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, Fly to Beirut
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Beirut
— 5 nights
Drive
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Baalbeck
— 1 night
Drive
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Bcharre
— 1 night
Drive
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Sur
— 2 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Trieste

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Beirut — 5 nights

Paris of the East

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar and Churches of Harissa. Let the collections at Banque Du Liban Museum and National Museum of Beirut capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine), Chateau Ksara (in Zahle) and Byblos (Roman Theater, Saint Charbel Tomb, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Omari Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, take a stroll through Beirut Souks, and hit the slopes at Mzaar Kfardebian.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Beirut trip planning tool.

Trieste, Italy to Beirut is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trieste to Beirut. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Trieste in December, with highs in Beirut at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baalbeck.
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Baalbeck — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baalbeck trip tool.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Baalbeck takes 2 hours. December in Baalbeck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bcharre.
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Bcharre — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Gibran Museum, take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bcharre trip planning website.

Drive from Baalbeck to Bcharre in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bcharre are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sur.
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Sur — 2 nights

Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Beaufort Castle, don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tyre Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Tyre Hippodrome.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sur road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bcharre to Sur in 2.5 hours. In December, Sur is slightly colder than Bcharre - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.
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