Baalbek, Lebanon: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Baalbek, Lebanon? If you're planning to go to Baalbek, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Baalbek, Lebanon

Based on the climate and weather in Baalbek, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Baalbek, Lebanon by month

January

In January, Baalbek is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Baalbek, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

February

February in Baalbek is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

If you visit Baalbek during March, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April in Baalbek is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you visit Baalbek during May, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

June

If you vacation in Baalbek during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

July

If you vacation in Baalbek during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

August

If you vacation in Baalbek during August, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

September

If you visit Baalbek during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

October

October here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

November

November here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

December

If you visit Baalbek during December, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Baalbek, Lebanon

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Baalbek, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Baalbek
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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