10 Day Trips You Can Take In Lebanon That Are 30 Mins, 1 hour, And 2 Hours Away From Beirut!

It’s summer and now is the perfect time to be as spontaneous as possible! Whether you do not have a lot of time on your hand or are completely free, there are lots of destinations worth visiting in Lebanon that are 30 mins, 1 hour and 2 hours away from Beirut!

 

Don’t procrastinate, pick up your bag and hit the road! Always remember that the best trips are the ones that are unplanned.

Here are 10 day trips you can take in Lebanon!

Destinations that are 30 mins to 50 mins away from Beirut:

#1 Jbeil

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Jbeil, also known as Byblos, is one of the 11 Phoenician cities and towns that still exist today in Lebanon. You can step back in time by visiting the Byblos Castle and the remains of an old temple. Of course, you have to pass by the old souk where you can buy souvenirs and antiques.

 

#2 Faqra Bridge

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This famous bridge is natural! It’s a delight to whoever sees it! Also, since you’re in Faqra, you might as well pass by the ruins of a Roman temple!

 

#3 Moussa Castle

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In love with a girl who wanted to marry a guy who owns a palace, Moussa Abdel Karim Al-Maamari built a castle all by himself. The work took 60 years. The castle is full of figurines that form different scenes of the life in the village at that time.

 

Destinations that are 1 hour away from Beirut:

#4 Baakleen Waterfall

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The Baakleen Waterfall is the ultimate destination for a perfect swim. It’s calm, beautiful, and looks like the hidden waterfalls in Disney movies!

 

#5 Taanayel

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No matter when you decide to visit Taanayel, it will always look like a painting. There you can have a walk in the woods, visit a farm, and also visit one of the most gorgeous vineyards in Lebanon! Going to Taanayel is a great way to escape from reality!

 

#6 Tyre

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Just like Jbeil, Tyre is also a Phoenician city! You can find there remains of ancient columns, the ruins of a theater, and a mesmerizing beach!

 

#7 Beiteddine Palace

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This palace perfectly reflects the beauty of Lebanese architecture at the beginning of the 19th century! You’ll enjoy the mosaics, furniture, and interior design! This palace is located in a region where you can find lots of traditional Lebanese houses, so make sure to take a camera with you!

 

Destinations that are 2 hours or more away from Beirut:

#8 Qadisha Valley

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This valley is 2 hours from Beirut, but you’ll need more time to discover it! People usually go there to hike. All of the hikers say that the hike is tiring, and all of them agree that the time and energy invested are totally worth it!

 

#9 The Cedars of God

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The Cedars in Lebanon are the oldest ones in the world! They are the symbol of strength and longevity in the Old Testament.

 

#10 The Temple of Bacchus

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The Temple of Bacchus is one of the largest Roman temple ruins in the world. Also, the Baalbeck International Festival is held there annually. So if you want to have the time of your life, make sure to watch one of the performances!

 

#11 Oyoun Orgosh

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This place is really charming! This lake is surrounded by locations where you can have a picnic! So you can gather a few friends and have a barbecue near this magnificent lake!

 

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