27 days in Tunisia Itinerary

27 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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27 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Sousse
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mahdia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tunis
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bizerte
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Tozeur
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Djerba Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aqua Palace and Magiceye Sousse. Get out of town with these interesting Sousse side-trips: The Great Mosque of Kairouan (in Kairouan), Monastir (Ribat of Monastir, Monastir Marina, & more) and Spas (in Port El Kantaoui). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse, play a few rounds at El Kantaoui Golf Course, find something for the whole family at Hannibal Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Valley Tunisia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sousse online route planner .

London, UK to Sousse is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sousse, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Sousse hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mahdia.

Things to do in Sousse

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monastir, Port El Kantaoui, The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Paintball Valley Tunisia, D'Enfidha
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Aqua Palace ©
Aqua Palace
Hannibal Park ©
Hannibal Park
Paintball Valley Tunisia ©
Paintball Valley Tunisia

2
nights
Mahdia

Mahdia ©
Resting on a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, Mahdia traces its history back to ancient Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Mahdia's Old Town, then catch a live event at El Jem Amphitheatre, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of El-Djem. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre of El Jem, then don't miss a visit to Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mahdia Beach, and finally look for gifts at Sesame.

Before you visit Mahdia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sousse to Mahdia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tunis.

Things to do in Mahdia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

El-Jem
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Mahdia Beach ©
Mahdia Beach
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Hammamet Beach and Carthageland. Venture out of the city with trips to Dougga (in Beja Governorate), Ain Tounga (in Tastur) and Hammamet (Medina of Hammamet, Yasmin Hammamet, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, make a splash at FunWater Hammamet, explore the ancient world of Carthaginian Ruins, and take a stroll through Medina of Tunis.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tunis online holiday planner .

You can drive from Mahdia to Tunis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bizerte.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Beja Governorate, FunWater Hammamet
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
Carthageland ©
Carthageland

2
nights
Bizerte

Bizerte
Bizerte; historically: Phoenician: Hippo Acra, Hippo Diarrhytus and Hippo Zarytus), also known in English as Bizerta, is a town of Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia. On the 27th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Musee Oceanographique, then explore the activities along Ichkeul National Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Fort d'Espagne. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Manege Aladin Bizerte, explore the ancient world of Utica, and then take a leisurely stroll along Qsiba.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bizerte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tunis to Bizerte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bizerte are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in Bizerte

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church ©
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church
Qsiba ©
Qsiba

4
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.
Tozeur is known for nature, museums, shopping, nightlife, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Sahara Desert, take in breathtaking views at Tamerza Canyon, don't miss a visit to Decor Star Wars Tunisie, and get outside with La Corbeille.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tozeur planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bizerte to Tozeur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bizerte in August; daily highs in Tozeur reach 45°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Corbeille, Mides Valley
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Chott El Jerid ©
Chott El Jerid
Mides Valley ©
Mides Valley

5
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.
Bring the kids along to The Crocodile Farm and Djerba Explore Park. Go for a jaunt from Djerba Island to Zarzis to see Sangho Beach about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Ghriba Synagogue, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Ali Berbere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and don't miss a visit to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Djerba Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tozeur to Djerba Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Tozeur in September, plan for slightly colder days in Djerba Island, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sangho Beach
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
Djerba Explore Park ©
Djerba Explore Park
Cave of Ali Berbere
Cave of Ali Berbere

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