8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

8 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Baalbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bcharre
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Beirut
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Izmir, Turkey

1
night
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 16th (Thu): appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley, then make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and finally explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baalbeck sightseeing website.

Izmir, Turkey to Baalbeck is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Baalbeck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Izmir in April, expect nights in Baalbeck to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Gibran Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qozhaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Mar Elisha, and finally take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God.

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

Traveling by car from Baalbeck to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bcharre can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya
Deir Mar Elisha ©
Deir Mar Elisha

5
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 some historical perspective at Our Lady of Lebanon and Saint Charbel Tomb. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Beirut and Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Hall of Fame (in Qornet El Hamra), Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine) and Byblos (Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum, Memoire Du Temps, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, explore the world behind art at Atelier Assaf, appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, and wander the streets of Beirut Souks.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beirut trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bcharre to Beirut by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Byblos, Hall of Fame, Our Lady of Lebanon, Beit Eddine, Atelier Assaf
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National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle

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