How to Spend a Long Weekend in Lebanon

Whether you’re a traveler visiting Lebanon for a long weekend or a local looking to make the best out of a long weekend in Lebanon, here are some weekend getaway ideas that could make a great starting point for planning a Lebanon vacation or staycation.

Experience a Guesthouse

With a growing number of picturesque guesthouses in the rural areas of Lebanon being a great way to explore Lebanon’s rural assets and well-preserved traditions, there is no excuse not to enjoy an out-of-the-city escape. Read more about the flowery guesthouses you can enjoy this season in Lebanon.

flowery guesthouses in Lebanon

Venture to the South of Lebanon

Lebanon’s South has an incredible charm of its own that blends great history with authentic feel and Mediterranean leisure. Read more about how to spend the best weekend in Tyr.


Enjoy the Historic Region of Chouf

Explore one of Lebanon’s most picturesque and historically-rich areas., including palaces, world heritage sites, and nature reserves. Know more about how to spend the best weekend in Chouf.

Beiteddine Palace
Beiteddine Palace, Chouf.

Explore Akkar

Drive the extra mile and discover the wonders of Akkar, including the most biodiverse forest in Lebanon and the only hairy oak tree forest in Lebanon. Read more about the things to do in Akkar in my full article.

Qammoua forest, Akkar.

Hiking & Wine Tasting in the North of Lebanon

The North of Lebanon has everything, from beautiful beaches to gorgeous mountains. However, if you’re looking to beat the crowds and enjoy an off-beaten side of the area, follow my trail to this serene hike in the heights of Batroun that leads you to this hidden gem, which will make your escape even more worthwhile.

Bechtoudar, Lebanon

Discover a New Village

Lebanon’s uniqueness lies in the beauty and richness of its villages. Why not enjoy a roadtrip to the countryside and discover a new village like Khenchara, Mtein, Hammana or Wadi Qadisha?
Khenchara, Lebanon.

Enjoy the Outdoor Activities

Outdoor enthusiasts have everything to envy in Lebanon. From hiking to climbing, biking, or swimming, the choices are endless thanks to the ideal diversified nature the country is endowed with. Some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy in Lebanon include hiking in the Tannourine Nature Reserve, hiking in Nahr el Joz, cycling in the North of Lebanon, or camping in Laqlouq.

nahr el joz
Nahr el Joz

Dive into Culture

Fancy a cultural trip? Check out the top 10 museums you can enjoy around Lebanon.


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