Tripoli is the capital city of Libya and largest city at the north-west coast, between the desert and the Mediterranean. The city's climate is hot and half-arid, the summers are very hot with temperatures reaching close to 50 C and the winters are relatively mild, the temperature remain generally around 10 C. Rain falls mostly from October to March, but it can vary dramatically each year. The city's main attractions are the Phoenician-influenced Old Town, the Assaraya al-Hamra (Red Castle) Palace complex and the old city walls. Just outside the city there are some good sandy beaches. The city is still recovering from the conflicts in 2011 and numerous tourist facilities and embassies are still closed. Travelling in the region is still somewhat unsafe and the risk of getting into demonstrations or attacks by armed forces is still very real. Especially people who are traveling alone and women want to wait for the stabilization of local conditions.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Tripoli forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Tripoli is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $104.24, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $494.82, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $347.18
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $22.05
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $40.43
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.34
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $7.34
Tripoli has been classified as dangerous with security classification 1/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 35.1 (weaker than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 51.6 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 28.1 (weaker than United states average 41.7)
More information: Tripoli safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Direction of traffic: In South Africa the traffic is mainly left-handed. In North Africa the traffic is right-handed.
- Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
- Driving abroad: A rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
- Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car.