12 days in Tunisia Itinerary

12 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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12 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  7​h
1
Tunis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Beja Governorate
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sousse
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Djerba Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Hammamet
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Bardo Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at The doors of the medina, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Roman Baths.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tunis online driving holiday planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Tunis is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Tunis is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tunis: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Beja Governorate.

Things to do in Tunis

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baths of Antoninus
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
The doors of the medina ©
The doors of the medina

1
night
Beja Governorate

Beja Governorate ©
Béja Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beja Governorate trip maker app .

You can drive from Tunis to Beja Governorate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Tunis in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beja Governorate: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Beja Governorate

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bulla Regia
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Bulla Regia ©
Bulla Regia
Ain Tounga ©
Ain Tounga

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.
El Jem Amphitheatre and Sousse Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medina of Sousse and Great Mosque of Kairouan. Venture out of the city with trips to Amphitheatre of El Jem (in El-Jem), Mahdia Beach (in Mahdia) and Forte El Ribat (in Monastir). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), and look for gifts at Karrma.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sousse trip planning website .

You can drive from Beja Governorate to Sousse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Beja Governorate in June, Sousse is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monastir, Kairouan, Amphitheatre of El Jem, Mahdia Beach
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Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum

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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 (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sentido Djerba Beach, then walk around Krokodilfarm Animalia, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Ghriba Synagogue. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sangho Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Djerba Explore, and then make a trip to Djerbahood.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Djerba Island trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Sousse to Djerba Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Djerba Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hammamet.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sangho Beach
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Djerba Explore Park ©
Djerba Explore Park
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue
Musee de Guellala ©
Musee de Guellala

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nights
Hammamet

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Yasmin Hammamet, enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Medina of Hammamet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Water Temple, look for gifts at La Deffirence, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Bienheureux Antoine Neyrot d'Hammamet, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah of Hammamet, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Religions.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hammamet online itinerary planner .

Getting from Djerba Island to Hammamet by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Hammamet sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

D'Enfidha, The Water Temple
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Kasbah of Hammamet ©
Kasbah of Hammamet
Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

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