27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
1
Jiyeh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Baalbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bcharre
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Byblos
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Harissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Beirut
— 9 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Jiyeh

Jiyeh ©
Jieh is a seaside town in Lebanon with an estimated population of 5000, 23 km south of Beirut, in the Chouf district via a 20-minute drive along the Beirut to Sidon highway south of the capital. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fakhreddine's Mosque, then enjoy the sand and surf at LAZY B BEACH CLUB, and then kick back and relax at Chir Bay. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Beiteddine, then step into the grandiose world of Beit Eddine, and then explore the historical opulence of Crusaders Sea Castle.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jiyeh day trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Jiyeh is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Jiyeh to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sur.

Things to do in Jiyeh

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Beiteddine, Crusaders Sea Castle, Fakhreddine's Mosque
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
LAZY B BEACH CLUB ©
LAZY B BEACH CLUB
Palace of Beiteddine ©
Palace of Beiteddine

2
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tyre, enjoy the sand and surf at Tyre Beach, then explore the ancient world of Tyre Hippodrome, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Beaufort Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Mantara.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Sur road trip site.

Drive from Jiyeh to Sur in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Sur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Our Lady of Mantara, Tyre Hippodrome, Beaufort Castle
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach
Tyre Hippodrome ©
Tyre Hippodrome

2
nights
Baalbeck

Baalbeck ©
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. On the 29th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, then get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saieda Khaoula - Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baalbeck holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Sur to Baalbeck takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Hajar al-Hibla ©
Hajar al-Hibla

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve in Ehden (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, identify plant and animal life at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Gibran Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Bcharre route maker website.

You can drive from Baalbeck to Bcharre in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Bcharre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Byblos.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like MACAM (Modern And Contemporary Art Museum) and Bonita Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Byblos side-trips: Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka) and St. George Church (in Batroun). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at White Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taynal Mosque, don't miss a visit to Mussaylha Fort, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan's Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Byblos road trip app.

You can drive from Bcharre to Byblos in 1.5 hours. April in Byblos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Harissa.

Things to do in Byblos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Batroun, White Beach, Taynal Mosque, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Bonita Bay ©
Bonita Bay
Old Souk ©
Old Souk

3
nights
Harissa

Harissa ©
Harissa is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, have some family-friendly fun at La Boheme, explore the ancient world of Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb, and head outdoors with The Pine Yards.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Harissa attractions planning app.

Harissa is just a short distance from Byblos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Harissa

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jitta, Mar Moussa El Douar, Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb, Hall of Fame
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Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
The Pine Yards ©
The Pine Yards

9
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dino City Prehistoric Park and Watergate Aqua Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Zahle (Chateau St Thomas, Chateau Ksara, &more) and Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, and see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut online trip builder.

You can drive from Harissa to Beirut in an hour. In April in Beirut, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zahle, Churches of Harissa, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Mzaar Kfardebian
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 18:
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Waves Aqua Park & Resorts ©
Waves Aqua Park & Resorts
Dino City Prehistoric Park ©
Dino City Prehistoric Park

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