Best time to visit Lebanon
Basking in a Mediterranean climate with 300 days of sunshine ever year, Lebanon is the only country in the Middle East that experiences four seasons.
Lebanon is nowhere near as arid as other Middle Eastern countries, with a quite moderate climate and four distinct seasons. Late spring, May and June, as well as the autumn months of October and November, are the best months for trekking in places such as the Kadisha Valley or Horsh Ehden and wine tasting in the Bekaa Valley. Summer temperatures can be oppressive on the coast where many cities are situated, up to around 25°C to 28°C in Beirut, whereas it’s substantially cooler at higher elevations. The best time to go to Lebanon is the spring and autumn, when it’s far milder, the scenery is at its most beautiful, and the archaeological sites are not at all busy.
Beirut, Lebanon Weather Chart
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Our Lebanon travel guide introduces you to a country that’s lain beyond the tourist route for years, and now returns with a lot of time to make up for.
Looking at a map, tiny Lebanon – roughly the size of Jamaica – has a lot of things that the rest of the Middle East doesn’t.
Lebanon is a treasure trove of archaeological ruins and historic landmarks that reflect how the country has passed from empire to empire over the centuries.
Looking for things to do in Beirut? This city is buzzing. Dress to the nines and go to a French restaurant for dinner, or just sit out in the Hamra neighbourhood watching the world go by.
Is it safe? That’s the first thing people want to know about travelling to Lebanon. People often report back that the country feels more welcoming than their own home towns.
As tourism grows in Lebanon, responsible operators are on the ground making sure that, beyond Beirut, small mountain villages reap the benefits of new visitors.