17 days in Libya Itinerary

17 days in Libya Itinerary

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Tripoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Sabratah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ghadamis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ghat
— 3 nights
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Drive to Sebha, Fly to Benghazi, Drive to Al Bayda
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Al Bayda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Benghazi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Al Khums
— 2 nights
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Tripoli

— 1 night

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Street Murals, don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, then delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tripoli trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tripoli. In December, daytime highs in Tripoli are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sabratah.

Things to do in Tripoli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Sabratah

— 3 nights
Sabratha, Sabratah or Siburata, in the Zawiya District of Libya, was the westernmost of the ancient "three cities" of Roman Tripolis. Sabratah is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Roman Sabratha.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sabratah route website.

Getting from Tripoli to Sabratah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tripoli in January, Sabratah is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghadamis.

Things to do in Sabratah

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ghadamis

— 3 nights
Ghadames or Ghadamis is an oasis Berber town in the Nalut District of the Tripolitania region in northwestern Libya.The indigenous language of Ghadames is Ghadamès, a Berber language.Ghadamès, known as 'the pearl of the desert', stands in an oasis. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ghadames City.

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You can drive from Sabratah to Ghadamis in 8.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sabratah in January: highs in Ghadamis hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghat.

Things to do in Ghadamis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ghat

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akakus Desert.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ghat road trip tool.

Drive from Ghadamis to Ghat in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Ghat sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Al Bayda.

Things to do in Ghat

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Al Bayda

— 2 nights
Bayda, or Elbeida , is a commercial and industrial city in eastern Libya. On the 11th (Mon), explore the ancient world of City of Cyrene. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Apollonia.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ghat to Al Bayda takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Benghazi.

Things to do in Al Bayda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Benghazi

— 2 nights
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. On the 13th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Akhdar and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benghazi Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at Four Seasons Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque, and then contemplate the long history of Ptolemais.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Benghazi itinerary planner.

Drive from Al Bayda to Benghazi in 3 hours. In January in Benghazi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Al Khums.

Things to do in Benghazi

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks

Al Khums

— 2 nights
Al Khums or Khoms District was a district of Libya from 1983 to 1995. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Leptis Magna.

Before you visit Al Khums, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Benghazi to Al Khums takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Al Khums, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Al Khums

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Libya travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.