15 days in Libya Itinerary

15 days in Libya Itinerary

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15 days in Libya Itinerary

Start: Tripoli
1
Tripoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sabratah
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Ghadamis
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 45​min
4
Ghat
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Al Bayda
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Benghazi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Al Khums
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Tripoli

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Tripoli

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Tripoli is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), see the interesting displays at Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, admire all the interesting features of June 11 Stadium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tripoli trip planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tripoli. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sabratah.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nalut ruins, Libyan Sahara
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The Arch of Marcus Aurelius ©
The Arch of Marcus Aurelius
Martyrs' Square ©
Martyrs' Square

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Sabratah

Sabratah ©
Sabratha, Sabratah or Siburata, in the Zawiya District of Libya, was the westernmost of the ancient "three cities" of Roman Tripolis. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Roman Sabratha.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sabratah trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Tripoli to Sabratah in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Tripoli in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Sabratah, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. You will leave for Ghadamis on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Sabratah

Historic Sites
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Roman Sabratha ©
Roman Sabratha

1
night
Ghadamis

Ghadamis ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ghadames City.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghadamis travel planning site .

You can drive from Sabratah to Ghadamis in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sabratah in May, expect warmer with lows of 36°C in Ghadamis. You'll set off for Ghat on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Ghadamis

Historic Sites
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Ghadames City ©
Ghadames City

1
night
Ghat

Ghat ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cave Art of Acacus and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Akakus Desert.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ghat online trip planner .

You can drive from Ghadamis to Ghat in 17 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ghadamis in May, with highs in Ghat at 44°C and lows at 41°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toAl Bayda.

Things to do in Ghat

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Akakus Desert ©
Akakus Desert
Cave Art of Acacus ©
Cave Art of Acacus

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Al Bayda

Al Bayda ©
Bayda, or Elbeida , is a commercial and industrial city in eastern Libya. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Darnah and then steep yourself in history at City of Cyrene.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Al Bayda journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ghat to Al Bayda takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Benghazi.

Things to do in Al Bayda

Historic Sites
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City of Cyrene ©
City of Cyrene
Darnah ©
Darnah

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Benghazi

Benghazi ©
Benghazi is the second most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica.A port on the Mediterranean Sea in the Kingdom of Libya, Benghazi had joint-capital status alongside Tripoli, possibly because the King and the Senussi royal family were associated with Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitania. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atiq Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benghazi Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Ptolemais. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Akhdar.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Benghazi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Bayda to Benghazi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Al Khums.

Things to do in Benghazi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ptolemais ©
Ptolemais
Jebel Akhdar ©
Jebel Akhdar
Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque ©
Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque

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Al Khums

Al Khums ©
Al Khums or Khoms District was a district of Libya from 1983 to 1995. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Leptis Magna.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Khums online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Benghazi to Al Khums takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Benghazi in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Al Khums, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Al Khums

Historic Sites
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Leptis Magna ©
Leptis Magna