27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

27 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fakhreddine's Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at LAZY B BEACH CLUB, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chir Bay. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Beit Eddine and then step into the grandiose world of Crusaders Sea Castle.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jiyeh travel route website.

Melbourne, Australia to Jiyeh is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Jiyeh. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Jiyeh are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Jiyeh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fakhreddine's Mosque, Crusaders Sea Castle, Beit Eddine
Highlights from your plan
LAZY B BEACH CLUB ©
LAZY B BEACH CLUB
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Crusaders Sea Castle ©
Crusaders Sea Castle

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): explore the ancient world of Tyre, kick back and relax at Tyre Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Tyre Hippodrome, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Beaufort Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Mantara.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sur trip builder.

Getting from Jiyeh to Sur by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Sur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tyre Hippodrome, Our Lady of Mantara, Beaufort Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach
Roman Hippodrome ©
Roman 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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, thendelve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saieda Khaoula - Mosque.

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Drive from Sur to Baalbeck in 2.5 hours. In March in Baalbeck, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

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). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cedars of God.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bcharre trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Baalbeck to Bcharre in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Byblos.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ehden, Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
Gibran Museum ©
Gibran Museum

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 White Beach and St. Stephan's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Byblos: Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery (in Chekka), Taynal Mosque (in Tripoli) and Batroun (Bonita Bay, Mussaylha Fort, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charbel Tomb, make a trip to Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, examine the collection at Memoire Du Temps, and get engrossed in the history at Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum.

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Traveling by car from Bcharre to Byblos takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Harissa.

Things to do in Byblos

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Batroun, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, Taynal Mosque, White Beach
Highlights from your plan
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle
Bonita Bay ©
Bonita Bay
St. Stephan's Cathedral ©
St. Stephan's Cathedral

3
nights
Harissa

Harissa ©
Harissa is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, stroll through La Boheme, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lebanon, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Harissa attractions site.

Harissa is very close to Byblos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Harissa

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jitta, Mar Moussa El Douar, Hall of Fame, Commemorative Stelae of Nahr El-Kalb
Highlights from your plan
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.
Attractions like Zaitunay Bay and American University of Beirut make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Zahle (Chateau St Thomas, Chateau Ksara, &more) and Mzaar Kfardebian (in Kfardebian). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, visit Beirut Souks, shop like a local with Hamra Street, and don't miss a visit to Gemmayzeh Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beirut trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harissa to Beirut takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Beirut are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Zahle, Churches of Harissa, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Mzaar Kfardebian
Highlights from your plan
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Waves Aqua Park & Resorts ©
Waves Aqua Park & Resorts

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