12 days in Tunisia Itinerary

12 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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12 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Tunis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sousse
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Matmata
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Djerba Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Yasmin Hammamet (in Hammamet) and Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, stroll the grounds of North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, get to know the resident critters at The Zoological Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Tunis travel planner.

Newark, USA to Tunis is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Tunis, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in November, with highs in Tunis at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Carthage, Yasmin Hammamet, Ichkeul National Park
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Medina of Tunis ©
Medina of Tunis

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Medina of Sousse, then explore the ancient world of El Jem Amphitheatre, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre of El Jem. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of Kairouan, step into the grandiose world of Ribat of Monastir, steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, then have some family-friendly fun at Karting Monastir, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sousse Ribat RIBAT.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sousse trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Tunis to Sousse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Sousse sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matmata.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Monastir, Amphitheatre of El Jem, The Great Mosque of Kairouan
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Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Matmata

Matmata
Matmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Matmata planner .

You can drive from Sousse to Matmata in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sousse in November since evenings lows in Matmata dip to 53°F. You will leave for Djerba Island on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Matmata

Shopping Museums
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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.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at The Crocodile Farm, don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Djerba Island road trip app .

You can drive from Matmata to Djerba Island in 3 hours. Traveling from Matmata in November, Djerba Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
Musee de Guellala ©
Musee de Guellala

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