11 days in Tunisia Itinerary

11 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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11 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Tunis
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Djerba Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  2​h 30​min
3
Sousse
— 2 nights
4
Bizerte
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Ottawa

3
nights
Tunis

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: Hammamet (Medina of Hammamet, Yasmin Hammamet, & more) and Dougga (in Beja Governorate). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, delve into the distant past at Carthaginian Ruins, make a trip to Marche Centrale de La Marsa, and take a stroll through Medina of Tunis.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tunis online trip itinerary planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Tunis is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ottawa to Tunis, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in January: high temperatures in Tunis hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammamet, Dougga, Carthaginian Ruins, Marche Centrale de La Marsa
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet

2
nights
Djerba Island

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, don't miss a visit to Ksar ben Ayed, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, then make a trip to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers, and finally make a trip to Djerbahood.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tunis to Djerba Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sousse.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue
Djerba Explore Park ©
Djerba Explore Park

2
nights
Sousse

Sousse ©
Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse, then tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course, and finally make a trip to Passengers Design Store. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, step into the grandiose world of Ribat of Monastir, then make a trip to Amphitheatre of El Jem, and finally admire the striking features of The Great Mosque of Kairouan.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Sousse visit website .

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Sousse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sousse are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bizerte.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Monastir, El Kantaoui Golf Course, Amphitheatre of El Jem, The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Passengers Design Store
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Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Bizerte

Bizerte
Bizerte; historically: Phoenician: Hippo Acra, Hippo Diarrhytus and Hippo Zarytus), also known in English as Bizerta, is a town of Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Fort d'Espagne, contemplate the waterfront views at Ichkeul National Park, and then meet the residents at Musee Oceanographique. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Qsiba and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bizerte road trip planner.

Getting from Sousse to Bizerte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Bizerte are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bizerte

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church ©
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church
Qsiba ©
Qsiba

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