60 days in Lebanon & Malta Itinerary

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Beirut, Lebanon
— 17 nights
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Bcharre, Lebanon
— 9 nights
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Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 8 nights
Drive to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Fly to Valletta
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Valletta, Malta
— 16 nights
Ferry to Gozo, Taxi to Victoria
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Victoria, Malta
— 9 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon — 17 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Aammiq wetland (in Saghbine), Ghazir (Chateau Musar & Karma Traditional Thai Massage) and Kfardebian (Mzaar Kfardebian & Faqra Temple). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut, discover the deep blue sea with XDC - Xtreme Dive Center, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beirut online trip itinerary planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Beirut is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Beirut, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dusseldorf in January, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Beirut: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bcharre.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Bcharre, Lebanon — 9 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bcharre: Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden), Mabaj Grotto (in Byblos) and Tripoli (Rachid Karami International Fair, Taynal Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, look for all kinds of wild species at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Hadchit, and delve into the distant past at Qasr Naous.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bcharre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bcharre are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baalbeck.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Baalbeck, Lebanon — 8 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamouh el Hermel (in Hermel) and Chateau Rayak (in Riyaq). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temples of Baalbek, admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Baalbeck road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bcharre to Baalbeck takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Baalbeck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Valletta on the 18th (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
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Valletta, Malta — 16 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valletta: Mellieha (Our Lady of the Grotto, Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, &more), Qawra (Malta Classic Car Collection Museum & Malta National Aquarium) and Buddies Dive Cove (in Bugibba). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of Archaeology, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and explore the ancient world of Mnajdra.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Valletta day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baalbeck to Valletta. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Baalbeck, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valletta, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria.
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Victoria, Malta — 9 nights

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Inland Sea, pause for some serene contemplation at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, step into the grandiose world of The Citadel, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Valletta to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
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Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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