9 days in Lebanon Itinerary

9 days in Lebanon Itinerary

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9 days in Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Sidon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Beiteddine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zahle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Jitta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Sidon

Sidon ©
Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. You've now added Sharqy to your itinerary. Explore Sidon's surroundings by going to Sur (Tyre & Tyre Beach). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sidon Souks, see the interesting displays at Musee du Savon, tour the pleasant surroundings at LAZY B BEACH CLUB, and step into the grandiose world of Crusaders Sea Castle.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sidon day trip planning site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sidon is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in September: high temperatures in Sidon hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Beiteddine.

Things to do in Sidon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sur, LAZY B BEACH CLUB
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LAZY B BEACH CLUB ©
LAZY B BEACH CLUB
Sidon Souks ©
Sidon Souks
Crusaders Sea Castle ©
Crusaders Sea Castle

3
nights
Beiteddine

Beiteddine ©
Get out of town with these interesting Beiteddine side-trips: Jezzine Waterfall (in Jezzine), The Silk Museum (in Beirut) and Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve (in Barouk).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beiteddine trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Sidon to Beiteddine in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Beiteddine can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zahle.

Things to do in Beiteddine

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Deir el Qamar, Barouk, Chateau Kefraya, Jezzine Waterfall, The Silk Museum
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Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
Palace of Beiteddine ©
Palace of Beiteddine
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve ©
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

2
nights
Zahle

Zahle ©
Zahlé is the capital and the largest city of Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. On the 7th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Coteaux Du Liban, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara, then do a tasting at Chateau St Thomas, and finally contemplate the long history of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Zahle and Bekaa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, then make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zahle road trip app .

You can drive from Beiteddine to Zahle in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zahle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jitta.

Things to do in Zahle

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
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Chateau Ksara ©
Chateau Ksara
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins

1
night
Jitta

Jitta ©
The town of Jeita has become well-known for its topographical features, with its famous grottos bringing in many visitors each day from Beirut.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Lebanon, and then admire the striking features of Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jitta travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Zahle to Jitta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jitta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hall of Fame, Our Lady of Lebanon, Hasbaya Shehabi Citadel
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Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Our Lady of Lebanon
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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