8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lebanon tour itinerary planner

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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
— 6 nights
Fly

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, then get to know the fascinating history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and finally explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baalbeck trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Baalbeck is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Baalbeck due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: highs in Baalbeck hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Beirut

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Byblos (Old Souk, Saint Charbel Tomb, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, shop like a local with Hamra Street, stop by Beirut Souks, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Beirut holiday planner.

You can drive from Baalbeck to Beirut in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Ruins
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.