11 days in Tunisia Itinerary

11 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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11 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
El-Jem
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kairouan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Gafsa Governorate
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tozeur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Carthage
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Djerba Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h
End: Hammamet

1
day
El-Jem

El-Jem ©
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). On the 8th (Mon), catch a live event at El Jem Amphitheatre and then take an in-depth tour of El Jem Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the El-Jem tour itinerary planner.

Hammamet to El-Jem is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in El-Jem can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in El-Jem

Museums
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Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem

1
night
Kairouan

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Governor's House, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'art Islamique de Raqqada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Three Doors Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), then wander the streets of Medina of Kairouan, and finally admire the striking features of Great Mosque of Kairouan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kairouan road trip planning website .

Getting from El-Jem to Kairouan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gafsa Governorate.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Three Doors Mosque ©
Three Doors Mosque
Medina of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan

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Gafsa Governorate

Gafsa Governorate ©
Gafsa Governorate is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. On the 10th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Selja Gorges and then take a memorable tour with Red Lizard Train.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gafsa Governorate trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kairouan to Gafsa Governorate by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in Gafsa Governorate

Tours Parks Nature
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Selja Gorges ©
Selja Gorges

3
nights
Tozeur

Tozeur ©
With its otherworldly desert atmosphere, Tozeur has served as a filming location for blockbuster movies such as "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "The English Patient." The ancient oasis has successfully preserved its traditional geometric architecture, craftsmanship, and fashion, especially in the medina--the old city--where friendly locals extend a warm welcome to visitors.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chak Wak and Eden Palm Tresors de l'Oasis. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Vieux Quartier de Ouled el Hadef (Medina) and Ksour of Tamerza. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Chott El Jerid, admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and explore the stunning scenery at Tamerza Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tozeur route maker tool .

You can drive from Gafsa Governorate to Tozeur in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gafsa Governorate in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Tozeur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carthage.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Ksour of Tamerza
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Chott El Jerid ©
Chott El Jerid
Chak Wak ©
Chak Wak

2
nights
Carthage

Carthage ©
On the 14th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Boukornine National Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, delve into the distant past at Villas Romaines, delve into the distant past at Ancient Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue Habib Bourguiba.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Carthage trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Tozeur to Carthage takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Tozeur in October, expect nights in Carthage to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Carthage

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tunis, Boukornine National Park, Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
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Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra ©
Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
Villas Romaines ©
Villas Romaines
Boukornine National Park ©
Boukornine National Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Sentido Djerba Beach and Djerba Golf Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sangho Beach and Cave of Ali Berbere. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Ghazi Mustapha, stroll through Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel Djerbien, and make a trip to Djerbahood.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Djerba Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Carthage to Djerba Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and taxi. October in Djerba Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sangho Beach
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
Cave of Ali Berbere
Cave of Ali Berbere
Sangho Beach ©
Sangho Beach

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