16 days in Lebanon Itinerary

16 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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16 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Drive:  15​min
1
Antelias
— 6 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Jounieh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kafraiya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Beirut

6
nights
Antelias

Antelias ©
Get some cultural insight at Temples of Baalbek and Beit Eddine. Get outdoors at Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and LAZY B BEACH CLUB. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antelias: Hajar al-Hibla (in Baalbeck), Fakhreddine's Mosque (in Deir al Qamar) and Zahle (Chateau Ksara & Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antelias trip itinerary planning app .

Beirut to Antelias is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jounieh.

Things to do in Antelias

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bcharre, Baalbeck, Zahle, ABC shopping center, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
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Escape Games Beirut ©
Escape Games Beirut
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara

5
nights
Jounieh

Jounieh ©
To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
Kids will enjoy Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve and Bonita Bay. Churches of Harissa and Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Batroun (Ixsir, Mussaylha Fort, & more), Bcharre (Deir Mar Elisha & The Cedars of God) and Byblos (Byblos Wax Museum, Saint Charbel Tomb, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Jeita Grotto, see the interesting displays at Memoire Du Temps, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Lebanon, and explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jounieh trip itinerary planning site .

Jounieh is just a stone's throw from Antelias. In December, daily temperatures in Jounieh can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kafraiya.

Things to do in Jounieh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, Bcharre, Our Lady of Lebanon, Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil)
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Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley

4
nights
Kafraiya

Kafraiya ©
Sitting pretty in a fertile river valley, the village of Kafraiya has become known for its vineyards and wine-making.
Visiting Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and Reserve des Cedres du Barouk will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temples of Baalbek and Chateau Kefraya. Get out of town with these interesting Kafraiya side-trips: Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine), Zahle (Chateau Ksara & Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa) and Anjar (Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar & Bekaa Valley). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chateau St Thomas and make a trip to Dany Chamoun Square.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kafraiya trip site .

Traveling by car from Jounieh to Kafraiya takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kafraiya

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zahle, Barouk, Anjar, Beit Eddine, Temples of Baalbek
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Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara

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