30 days in Lebanon Itinerary

30 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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30 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Sur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bcharre
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zahle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Beirut
— 11 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tyre and Tyre Hippodrome. Our Lady of Mantara and Grotte de Cana will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Chir Bay (in Jiyeh), Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah) and Beaufort Castle (in Arnoun).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sur trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sur is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sur is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Sur to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Bcharre on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort Castle, Mleeta Landmark, Tyre Hippodrome, Grotte de Cana, Our Lady of Mantara
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Hippodrome ©
Tyre Hippodrome
Our Lady of Mantara ©
Our Lady of Mantara

7
nights
Bcharre

Bcharre ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Qadisha Valley and Baatara Pothole. Popular historic sites such as The Cedars of God and Deir Mar Elisha are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bcharre: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden), Al Burtasiyat Madrassa-Mosque (in Tripoli) and Baatara Gorge Waterfall (in Tannourine). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, and get outside with Ehden Adventures.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bcharre trip planner.

You can drive from Sur to Bcharre in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine, Chocolate Republic Boutique, Al Burtasiyat Madrassa-Mosque, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery
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Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya

6
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Visit Temples of Baalbek and Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Baalbek Roman Ruins and Bekaa Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to St. George Christian Orthodox Monastery (in Deir El Harf), Kafraiya (Cave Kouroum & Chateau Kefraya) and Baalbeck (Saieda Khaoula - Mosque & Hajar al-Hibla). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, do a tasting at Chateau Ksara, appreciate the history behind Saint Charbel Statue, and make a trip to Faqra Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zahle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Zahle takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Zahle

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Faraiya, Kafraiya, Aammiq wetland
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

11
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beirut Souks and Hamra Street. Popular historic sites such as Churches of Harissa and Saint Charbel Tomb are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Beiteddine (Beit Eddine, Palace of Beiteddine, &more), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Batroun (Mussaylha Fort & Bonita Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, fly down the slopes at Mzaar Kfardebian, enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beirut itinerary app .

Getting from Zahle to Beirut by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Beirut are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Byblos, Beiteddine, Batroun, Barouk, Our Lady of Lebanon
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 30:
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon

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