26 days in Tunisia Itinerary

26 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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26 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Split
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Tunis
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sousse
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sfax
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Chenini
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tozeur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gafsa Governorate
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Subaytilah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Jendouba
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Beja Governorate
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Tunis
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Split

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yasmin Hammamet and Medina of Tunis. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Roman Baths and Carthaginian Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Tunis side-trips: Hammamet Beach (in Hammamet) and Uthina (Oudhna) (in Ben Arous). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bardo Museum, delve into the distant past at Villas Romaines, enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina, and stroll the grounds of North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tunis online sightseeing planner .

Split, Croatia to Tunis is an approximately 8-hour flight. In August, daily temperatures in Tunis can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Carthage, Hammamet, Uthina (Oudhna)
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Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
Villas Romaines ©
Villas Romaines

5
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.
Great Mosque of Kairouan and Sousse Ribat RIBAT are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Jem Museum and Musee Habib Burguiba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sousse: Monastir (Forte El Ribat & Bourghiba Mausoleum), Mahdia (Mahdia's Old Town, Sesame, & more) and El Jem Amphitheatre (in El-Jem). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), explore and take pictures at Medinat Alzahra Parc, and explore the world behind art at Dar Am Taieb.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sousse online tour planner .

You can drive from Tunis to Sousse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sousse are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Sfax.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mahdia, Monastir, Kairouan, Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan

3
nights
Sfax

Sfax ©
Sfax is a city in Tunisia, located 270km southeast of Tunis. Step off the beaten path and head to Bab Bhar and Souks. Grande Mosquee and Assallemi Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Medina, make a trip to Site Archeologique Thyna, examine the collection at Musee Dar Jallouli, and look for gifts at Marche de Poisson de Bab Jebli.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sfax road trip app .

Traveling by car from Sousse to Sfax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chenini.

Things to do in Sfax

Neighborhoods Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Isole Kerkennah
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Medina ©
Medina
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee
Isole Kerkennah ©
Isole Kerkennah

2
nights
Chenini

Chenini ©
Chenini is a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mosquee des 7 Dormants.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chenini road trip planner.

You can drive from Sfax to Chenini in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Sfax in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chenini: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toTozeur.

Things to do in Chenini

Historic Sites
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Mosquee des 7 Dormants ©
Mosquee des 7 Dormants

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert and then see the interesting displays at Eden Palm Tresors de l'Oasis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ksour of Tamerza and then take a stroll through Le Vieux Quartier de Ouled el Hadef (Medina).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tozeur trip planner .

Drive from Chenini to Tozeur in 5.5 hours. September in Tozeur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Gafsa Governorate.

Things to do in Tozeur

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ksour of Tamerza
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Ksour of Tamerza ©
Ksour of Tamerza

1
night
Gafsa Governorate

Gafsa Governorate ©
Gafsa Governorate is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gafsa Governorate trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tozeur to Gafsa Governorate in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tozeur in September since evenings lows in Gafsa Governorate dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Subaytilah.

Things to do in Gafsa Governorate

Nature Parks
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Selja Gorges ©
Selja Gorges

1
night
Subaytilah

Subaytilah ©
To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Subaytilah tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Gafsa Governorate to Subaytilah in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gafsa Governorate in September: high temperatures in Subaytilah hover around 35°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jendouba.

Things to do in Subaytilah

Historic Sites
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Sbeitla ©
Sbeitla

1
night
Jendouba

Jendouba ©
Jendouba Formerly known as Souk El Arba until 30 April 1966) is a city in north-western Tunisia, and capital of the Jendouba Governorate. On the 14th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Bulla Regia.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jendouba online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Subaytilah to Jendouba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Subaytilah in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jendouba, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Beja Governorate.

Things to do in Jendouba

Historic Sites
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Bulla Regia ©
Bulla Regia

3
nights
Beja Governorate

Beja Governorate ©
Béja Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. Get some historical perspective at Dougga and Fort Genois. Explore hidden gems such as Ain Tounga and La Cigale Tabarka Golf. Step out of Beja Governorate to go to Tabarka and see Balmoree Arts - Gallery & Studio, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Musti.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Beja Governorate trip maker website .

Getting from Jendouba to Beja Governorate by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jendouba in September, you will find days in Beja Governorate are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tunis.

Things to do in Beja Governorate

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Tabarka
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Ain Tounga ©
Ain Tounga
Fort Genois ©
Fort Genois

3
nights
Tunis

Tunis ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Rose Mandarine, steep yourself in history at Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, then steep yourself in history at Saint Louis Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Carthage Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Dar Lasram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Mahrez Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tunis day trip website .

You can drive from Beja Governorate to Tunis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Carthage, La Marsa, Spas & Wellness, Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
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Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra ©
Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
Saint Louis Cathedral ©
Saint Louis Cathedral
The Roman Theatre of Carthage ©
The Roman Theatre of Carthage

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