10 days in Cyprus & Lebanon Itinerary

Make it your trip
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Baalbeck
Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights


Larnaca, Cyprus — 3 nights

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
You'll explore and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory and Traditional house. Do some cultural sightseeing at Famagusta City Walls and Zenobia Wreck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Larnaca: Fig Tree Bay (in Protaras), Famagusta (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Salamis Ancient City, &more) and Ayia Napa (Landa Beach & Nissi Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mackenzie Beach, delve into the distant past at Palast von Vouni, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and make a trip to Selimiye Mosque.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Larnaca is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April in Larnaca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 3 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Appreciate the collections at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Byzantine Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tombs of the Kings and The House of Dionysus. Venture out of the city with trips to Pissouri Beach (in Pissouri), Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery (in Pano Panayia). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul.

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You can drive from Larnaca to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Paphos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Baalbeck.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Baalbeck, Lebanon — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, contemplate the long history of Temples of Baalbek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, and finally appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paphos to Baalbeck. Traveling from Paphos in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baalbeck, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Beirut.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Beirut, Lebanon — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Beit Eddine, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St Elias and St Gregory the Illuminator, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, then examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Memoire Du Temps, then step into the grandiose world of Byblos Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lebanon, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Baalbeck to Beirut by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.

Lebanon travel guide

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.