27 days in Beirut, Emirate of Dubai & Sydney Itinerary

27 days in Beirut, Emirate of Dubai & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 14 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
End: Sydney, Australia

14
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temples of Baalbek and Byblos Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Byblos (Saint Charbel Tomb, Old Souk, &more), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins & Hajar al-Hibla) and Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, appreciate the views at Qadisha Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lebanon.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beirut trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Beirut is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Beirut reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Byblos, Bcharre, Baalbeck, Sur, Beit Eddine
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle

5
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Al Montazah Parks and Observation Deck at 300. Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Etihad Towers & The Founder's Memorial). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque, take in the waterfront activity at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, and make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Dubai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beirut to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beirut in August: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 49°C and lows are around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, Al Montazah Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Montazah Parks ©
Al Montazah Parks

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (in Katoomba), Leura (Leura Cascades, Sublime Point Lookout, &more) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker site.

You can fly from Dubai to Sydney in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, The National Pass, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Govetts Leap
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Photography Tours
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk ©
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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