13 days in Tunisia Itinerary

13 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tunisia trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Tunis Carthage International Airport, Drive to Tunis
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Tunis
— 1 night
Drive
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Sousse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sfax
— 1 night
Drive
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Tataouine
— 1 night
Drive
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Tozeur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Djerba Island
— 2 nights
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Tunis

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Place du 14 Janvier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach, then take a stroll through Yasmin Hammamet, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue Habib Bourguiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The doors of the medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, then wander the streets of Medina of Tunis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tunis vacation planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Tunis is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Minneapolis to Tunis, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Tunis at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Sousse

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Sahel

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.
On the 19th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre of El Jem, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of Kairouan. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, then step into the grandiose world of Ribat of Monastir, then soothe aching muscles at Hammam Anti Stress, and finally contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sousse journey planner.

Drive from Tunis to Sousse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sousse can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sfax.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Sfax

— 1 night
Sfax is a city in Tunisia, located 270km southeast of Tunis. On the 21st (Mon), wander the streets of Medina, then visit Bab Bhar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Souks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sfax trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sousse to Sfax by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sfax can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tataouine.

Things to do in Sfax

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Tataouine

— 1 night
Tataouine is a city in southern Tunisia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ksar Ouled Soltane, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mosquee des 7 Dormants, and then make a trip to Chenini.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tataouine trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sfax to Tataouine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In December in Tataouine, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tozeur.

Things to do in Tataouine

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Tozeur

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Sahara Desert, examine the collection at Eden Palm Tresors de l'Oasis, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chott El Jerid. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Tunisie Reves Day Tours, wander the streets of Le Vieux Quartier de Ouled el Hadef (Medina), then take in breathtaking views at Tamerza Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sidi Bouhlel Canyon.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tozeur trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tataouine to Tozeur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Tozeur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tozeur

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Djerba Island

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Lalla Hadria Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de Guellala, then explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park, and finally examine the collection at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Djerba Island itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tozeur to Djerba Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tozeur in December since evenings lows in Djerba Island dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Tunisia travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.