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8 days in Libya Itinerary
Drive + Fly: 22h
Tripoli— 6 nights
Fly + Drive: 22h
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Mermaid of the Mediterranean
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.Do some cultural sightseeing at Nalut ruins and Roman Sabratha. Explore hidden gems such as Gurgi Mosque and Fish Market. Take a break from Tripoli with a short trip to Leptis Magna in Al Khums, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque, don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, ponder the world of politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), and stop by Pottery Stalls of Gharyan.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tripoli trip planner .
Cleveland, USA to Tripoli is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cleveland to Tripoli due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in September; daily highs in Tripoli reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Tripoli
Leptis Magna, Nalut ruins, Libyan Sahara, Al Hamadah, Roman Sabratha
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