42 days in Algiers & Tunisia Itinerary

42 days in Algiers & Tunisia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Algiers, Algeria
— 15 nights
2
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 6 nights
3
Tozeur, Tunisia
— 4 nights
4
El-Jem, Tunisia
— 1 night
5
Monastir, Tunisia
— 3 nights
6
Kairouan, Tunisia
— 2 nights
7
Beja Governorate, Tunisia
— 1 night
8
Tunis, Tunisia
— 8 nights

15
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Escape the urban bustle at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park and Ushuaia Beach Club. Head to Palais of Rais - Bastion 23 and Al Marhoon Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Algiers: Blida (Ancienne Synagogue de Blida, Patrice Lumumba Garden, &more), Tipasa Archaeological Park (in Tipasa) and Musee Public National de Cherchell (in Cherchell). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Djurdjura National Park. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Chrea National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, and view the masterpieces at Seen Art.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Algiers is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Algiers. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Algiers, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blida, Sidi Rached, Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Djurdjura National Park, Ushuaia Beach Club
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Tassili N'Ajjer National Park ©
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Palais of Rais - Bastion 23 ©
Palais of Rais - Bastion 23

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.
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba and Lalla Hadria Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Escale de Toujane in Matmata (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of Ali Berbere, steep yourself in history at Fort Ghazi Mustapha, hunt for treasures at Markt/Basar in Houmt Souk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Djerba Island trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Algiers to Djerba Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Djerba Island when traveling from Algiers in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Escale de Toujane
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba ©
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba
Lalla Hadria Museum ©
Lalla Hadria Museum

4
nights
Tozeur, Tunisia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sahara Desert and Sidi Bouhlel Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tamerza Canyon and Eden Palm Tresors de l'Oasis. Step out of Tozeur with an excursion to Ksour of Tamerza in Tamerza--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Chott El Jerid, head outdoors with La Corbeille, take a stroll through Le Vieux Quartier de Ouled el Hadef (Medina), and see the interesting displays at Chak Wak.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tozeur trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Tozeur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Djerba Island in July, expect nights in Tozeur to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El-Jem.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ksour of Tamerza, La Corbeille
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Tamerza Canyon ©
Tamerza Canyon
Sidi Bouhlel Canyon ©
Sidi Bouhlel Canyon

1
night
El-Jem, Tunisia

El-Jem ©
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre of El Jem and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of El-Djem.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El-Jem trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Tozeur to El-Jem takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tozeur in July, things will get a bit cooler in El-Jem: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monastir.

Things to do in El-Jem

Museums · Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem

3
nights
Monastir, Tunisia

Monastir ©
Known for its imposing 8th-century fortress, the coastal city of Monastir offers visitors pristine beaches, a scenic waterfront, and a number of historic buildings to admire.
You'll explore and learn at Sousse Archaeological Museum and Dar Am Taieb. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medina of Sousse and Museum Dar Essid. Step out of Monastir to go to Sousse and see Seville Center, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grosse Moschee von Sousse, explore the historical opulence of Ribat of Monastir, and contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum.

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You can drive from El-Jem to Monastir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Monastir, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in Monastir

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Sousse
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Museum Dar Essid ©
Museum Dar Essid
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse

2
nights
Kairouan, Tunisia

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three Doors Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of The Great Mosque of Kairouan, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Kairouan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Takrouna, then examine the collection at D'Enfidha, and then contemplate the long history of Bassins Aghlabites.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kairouan online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Monastir to Kairouan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Kairouan can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Beja Governorate.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Enfidha
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The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber) ©
Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)
Medina of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan

1
night
Beja Governorate, Tunisia

Beja Governorate ©
Béja Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ain Tounga, then delve into the distant past at Dougga, and then make a trip to Musti.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beja Governorate online road trip planner.

Drive from Kairouan to Beja Governorate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kairouan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beja Governorate, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tunis.

Things to do in Beja Governorate

Historic Sites
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Ain Tounga ©
Ain Tounga
Musti ©
Musti

8
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage el Mansoura and Hammamet Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baths of Antoninus and Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul. Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Ruins of Kerkouane (in Kelibia) and Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet, Musee des Religions, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zitouna Mosque, delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Carthage, and get to know the fascinating history of Place du 14 Janvier.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Tunis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beja Governorate to Tunis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Beja Governorate, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tunis, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hammamet, Carthage, Kelibia, Sidi Bou Said
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Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
Villas Romaines ©
Villas Romaines
Ruins of Kerkouane ©
Ruins of Kerkouane

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