31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa holiday planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  26 h
1
Cotonou, Benin
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
2
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Sousse, Tunisia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hammamet, Tunisia
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas


Learn more about your trip

6
nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Explore Cotonou's surroundings by going to Ouidah (La Porte Du Non Retour, Ouidah Museum of History, &more), Villa Karo (in Grand Popo) and Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, view the masterpieces at Artisanal Center, explore the historical opulence of Musee Honme (Palais Royal), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Porto-Novo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cotonou online journey planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Cotonou is an approximately 26- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nassau to Cotonou. Traveling from Nassau in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cotonou, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Lac Nokoue, Villa Karo
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock

6
nights
Djerba Island, Tunisia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Djerba Island: Zarzis (Sangho Beach, Mouansa Synagogue, &more), Ksar Hallouf (in Medenine) and Escale de Toujane (in Matmata). There's much more to do: meet the residents at The Crocodile Farm, see the interesting displays at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, and ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Djerba Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cotonou to Djerba Island takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In May, Djerba Island is a bit cooler than Cotonou - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sousse.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zarzis, Ksar Hallouf, Escale de Toujane
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

7
nights
Sousse, Tunisia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sousse side-trips: Monastir (Monastir Marina, Ribat of Monastir, &more), El-Jem (Amphitheatre of El Jem & Archaeological Museum of El-Djem) and Spas & Wellness (in Port El Kantaoui). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Medina of Sousse, take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, cool off at Aqua Palace, and tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sousse online trip maker.

Getting from Djerba Island to Sousse by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Sousse can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monastir, Kairouan, Port El Kantaoui, Mahdia, El-Jem
Find places to stay May 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem

8
nights
Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carthage (Carthaginian Ruins, Baths of Antoninus, &more), Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra (in Sidi Bou Said) and Tunis (Monument to Ibn Khaldoun, Imprimerie Tipografia Finzi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Yasmin Hammamet, get in on the family fun at Carthageland, examine the collection at D'Enfidha, and tee off at Citrus Golf Course.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hammamet trip planner.

Getting from Sousse to Hammamet by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hammamet can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tunis, Carthage, Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, Uthina (Oudhna), D'Enfidha
Find places to stay May 22 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach

Similar Plans

59 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM TUNISIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 10 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Morocco & Tunisia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Morocco & Tunisia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Tunisia, Tunis Governorate & Belgium BY A USER FROM TUNISIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans