11 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Baalbeck
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Baalbeck
— 1 night
Drive
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Beirut
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tripoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Tyre
Drive
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Sidon
— 3 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Trieste

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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 6th (Tue): appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baalbeck trip app.

Trieste, Italy to Baalbeck is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trieste to Baalbeck due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Trieste in December, with highs in Baalbeck at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.
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Beirut — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shouf Cedars Reserve and Al-Omari Mosque. Appreciate the collections at Banque Du Liban Museum and American University of Beirut Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (in Keserwan District) and Mabaj Grotto (in Byblos). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Churches of Harissa, take a stroll through Beirut Souks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Maronite Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut.

Before you visit Beirut, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Baalbeck to Beirut takes 2 hours. In December in Beirut, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tripoli.
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Tripoli — 2 nights

A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): soak in style at Ezzeddine Hammam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taynal Mosque. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mussaylha Fort, kick back and relax at White Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Byblos Castle, and finally look for gifts at Miky's Accessories.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tripoli trip site.

Getting from Beirut to Tripoli by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Tripoli, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sur.
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Sur — 1 night

Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tyre.

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

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Sur takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tripoli in December, with highs in Sur at 20°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Tyre.
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Tyre

Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tyre Hippodrome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tyre travel route planner.

Tyre is very close to Sur. In December, daily temperatures in Tyre can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sidon.
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Sidon — 3 nights

Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Soap Museum - Saida, then don't miss a visit to Sidon Souks, then take an in-depth tour of Khan Sacy, and finally explore the historical opulence of Crusaders Sea Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hammam El-Sheikh, delve into the distant past at Hammam Al-Jadeed, then stop by Sharqy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Mantara, and finally don't miss a visit to Bab al-Saray Mosque.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sidon road trip planning app.

Sidon is very close to Tyre. Traveling from Tyre in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Sidon. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Lebanon travel guide

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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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