8 days in Libya Itinerary

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Tripoli
— 2 nights
Fly
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Benghazi
— 1 night
Fly
3
Al Khums
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sabratah
— 2 nights
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Tripoli — 2 nights

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 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, then delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, then step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli online visit planner.

Belfast, UK to Tripoli is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Belfast to Tripoli, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Tripoli is somewhat warmer than Belfast - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Benghazi.
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Benghazi — 1 night

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 4th (Thu), stroll through Benghazi Zoo, soothe aching muscles at Four Seasons Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Ptolemais.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Benghazi online holiday planner.

Getting from Tripoli to Benghazi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Benghazi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Al Khums.
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Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Spas
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Al Khums — 2 nights

Al Khums or Khoms District was a district of Libya from 1983 to 1995. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Leptis Magna.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Al Khums trip maker.

Getting from Benghazi to Al Khums by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Al Khums are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sabratah.
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Sabratah — 2 nights

Sabratha, Sabratah or Siburata, in the Zawiya District of Libya, was the westernmost of the ancient "three cities" of Roman Tripolis. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Roman Sabratha.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sabratah route builder app.

Drive from Al Khums to Sabratah in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sabratah when traveling from Al Khums in January, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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