15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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15 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Beirut
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zahle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bcharre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sur
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Bhubaneswar

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Anise, Mystic Bar, Pub Crawl Beirut, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Beit Eddine and Churches of Harissa. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Iris Beach Club Damour. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Mleeta Landmark (in Iqlim al Tuffah), Beiteddine (Moussa Castle & Palace of Beiteddine) and Byblos (Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, Saint Charbel Tomb, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Al-Omari Mosque, take a stroll through Solidere, examine the collection at Banque Du Liban Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Crusaders Sea Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Beirut itinerary planner .

Bhubaneswar, India to Beirut is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bhubaneswar to Beirut. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Byblos, Beiteddine, Sidon, Jounieh, Iris Beach Club Damour
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Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Churches of Harissa ©
Churches of Harissa

3
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. You've now added Chapter ll to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baalbek Roman Ruins and Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve. Chateau Ksara and Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahle: Bekaa Valley (in Anjar), Baalbeck (Saieda Khaoula - Mosque & Hajar al-Hibla) and Chateau Kefraya (in Kafraiya). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa and do a tasting at Massaya Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zahle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beirut to Zahle takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, Chateau Kefraya, Massaya Winery
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Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar ©
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Gibran Museum, take a peaceful walk through The Cedars of God, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Diman Church, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, then admire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bcharre road trip planning site .

You can drive from Zahle to Bcharre in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bcharre are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Bcharre

Parks Nature Wildlife

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

3
nights
Sur

Sur ©
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Tyre, then stroll through Tyre Beach, then don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Cana. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Beaufort Castle and then don't miss a visit to Al-Bass Archaeological Site.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sur holiday builder app .

You can drive from Bcharre to Sur in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bcharre in September, Sur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort Castle, Grotte de Cana
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Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Beach ©
Tyre Beach
Beaufort Castle ©
Beaufort Castle

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