23 days in Qatar, Lebanon & Cyprus Itinerary

23 days in Qatar, Lebanon & Cyprus Itinerary

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23 days in Qatar, Lebanon & Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Doha, Qatar
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Beirut, Lebanon
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Limassol, Cyprus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

5
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Museum of Islamic Art and National Museum of Qatar will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and QM GALLERY AL RIWAQ. Explore Doha's surroundings by going to Al Khor Park (in Al Khor), Fuwairit Beach (in Fuwayrit) and Sealine Beach (in Mesaieed). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Souq Waqif, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, view the masterpieces at Carre d'Artistes Doha, and make a trip to Barzan Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Doha trip planning site .

Bogota, Colombia to Doha is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Doha, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in October, with highs in Doha at 42°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Al Khor Park, Fuwairit Beach, Sealine Beach
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Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
National Museum of Qatar ©
National Museum of Qatar

1
night
Baalbeck, Lebanon

Baalbeck ©
On the 8th (Tue), appreciate the views at Bekaa Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, then delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saieda Khaoula - Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Baalbeck road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Doha to Baalbeck takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in October, with highs in Baalbeck at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beirut.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and American University of Beirut Museum. Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, see the interesting displays at The Silk Museum, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Montagne, and admire the masterpieces at Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut attractions planning app .

Getting from Baalbeck to Beirut by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Beirut, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Limassol.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Great al-Omari Mosque
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque ©
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque

5
nights
Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Escape the urban bustle at Aphrodite's Rock and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Tombs of the Kings. Change things up with these side-trips from Limassol: Folkloric Museum (in Pedoulas), Paphos (Panagia of Sintis, Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, & more) and Kyrenia (Archangelos Michael Church, Saint Hilarion Castle, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Kourion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, and expand your understanding of the military at Kolossi Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Limassol road trip tool .

Getting from Beirut to Limassol by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Limassol when traveling from Beirut in October, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Limassol

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Paphos, Kyrenia, Pedoulas, Larnaca, Carob Museum and Factory - Mavros Chrysos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

6
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salamis Ancient City and Kantara Castle. Visit Church of Profitis Elias and Othello Castle for their historical value. Step out of Ayia Napa with an excursion to Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Famagusta--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Konnos Bay, head outdoors with Cape Greco, go for a walk through Cape Greco National Forest Park, and stroll through Fig Tree Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ayia Napa vacation builder website .

You can drive from Limassol to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Famagusta, Kantara Castle, Traditional house
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantara Castle ©
Kantara Castle

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