17 days in Tunisia Itinerary

17 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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17 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Tunis
1
Tunis
— 5 nights
subway:  15​min
2
Carthage
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Sidi Bou Said
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hammam Sousse
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
5
Sousse
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
El-Jem
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Sfax
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kairouan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Tunis

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tunis: Hammamet (Medina of Hammamet, Hammamet Beach, & more), Dougga (in Beja Governorate) and Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bardo Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, don't miss a visit to Marche Centrale de La Marsa, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Baths.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tunis trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Tunis Carthage International Airport, Enfidha - Hammamet International Airport and Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport. December in Tunis sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Marche Centrale de La Marsa, Ichkeul National Park
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

2
nights
Carthage

Carthage ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes, then examine the collection at Museum Dar el-Annabi, then examine the collection at Carthage Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Saint Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Punic Ports & Museum, delve into the distant past at Villas Romaines, then make a trip to Carthage Aqueduct, and finally explore the ancient world of The Roman theatre of Carthage.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carthage trip builder tool .

Carthage is just a stone's throw from Tunis. December in Carthage sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sousse.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sidi Bou Said
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Saint Louis Cathedral ©
Saint Louis Cathedral
Carthage Museum ©
Carthage Museum

1
night
Sidi Bou Said

Sidi Bou Said ©
Sidi Bou Said a town in northern Tunisia located about 20 km from the capital, Tunis.Named for a religious figure who lived there, Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Al-Tamimi Al-Baji|Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia al-Tamimi al-Baji (previously it was called Jabal el-Menar). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at Deyma, take in the pleasant sights at La Corniche, view the masterpieces at Efesto Salon des Artistes, then stop by D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers, then get your game on at Lily Land La Marsa, and finally look for gifts at Mademoiselle Hecy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sidi Bou Said holiday builder app .

Sidi Bou Said is just a short distance from Carthage. In December, daily temperatures in Sidi Bou Said can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Sidi Bou Said

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

La Marsa
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D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers ©
D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers
La Corniche ©
La Corniche
Mademoiselle Hecy ©
Mademoiselle Hecy

1
night
Hammam Sousse

Hammam Sousse ©
Hammam Sousse is a coastal town in north-eastern Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pheradi Majius, then get your game on at Parc Hadhood, and then make a trip to Passengers Design Store.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hammam Sousse trip planner .

Getting from Sidi Bou Said to Hammam Sousse by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In December in Hammam Sousse, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Hammam Sousse

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pheradi Majius
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Parc Hadhood ©
Parc Hadhood
Pheradi Majius ©
Pheradi Majius

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 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, then get your game on at Karting Monastir, then go for a stroll along the water at Monastir Marina, and finally contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sousse Archaeology Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Sousse Ribat RIBAT, steep yourself in history at Medina of Sousse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosque, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ahla Shopping Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sousse trip planning site .

Sousse is very close to Hammam Sousse. In December, daily temperatures in Sousse can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to El-Jem.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Monastir
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Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum

2
nights
El-Jem

El-Jem ©
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Mahdia Beach, contemplate the long history of El Jem Amphitheatre, and then take an in-depth tour of El Jem Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mahdia Museum, look for gifts at Sesame, then don't miss a visit to Mahdia's Old Town, and finally make a trip to Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El-Jem trip planner.

Getting from Sousse to El-Jem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. December in El-Jem sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Sfax.

Things to do in El-Jem

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mahdia
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Mahdia Beach ©
Mahdia Beach
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
Mahdia's Old Town ©
Mahdia's Old Town

1
night
Sfax

Sfax ©
Sfax is a city in Tunisia, located 270km southeast of Tunis. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Isole Kerkennah and then wander the streets of Medina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sfax travel route site .

Traveling by train from El-Jem to Sfax takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Sfax are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in Sfax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Isole Kerkennah
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Isole Kerkennah ©
Isole Kerkennah
Souks ©
Souks
Medina ©
Medina

2
nights
Kairouan

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three Doors Mosque, steep yourself in history at Bassins Aghlabites, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), then don't miss a visit to Medina of Kairouan, and finally admire the striking features of Great Mosque of Kairouan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Dar Hassine Allani, contemplate the long history of Governor's House, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'art Islamique de Raqqada, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Souk, and finally make a trip to Bir Barouta.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kairouan trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sfax to Kairouan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan

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