42 days in Tunisia Itinerary

42 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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42 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Carthage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Beja Governorate
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hammamet
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Sousse
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Mahdia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kairouan
— 4 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Tozeur
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
8
Djerba Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Detroit

4
nights
Carthage

Carthage ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Carthaginian Ruins and Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra. You'll explore and learn at Carthage Museum and Punic Ports & Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ruins of Kerkouane in Kelibia (about 1h 25 min away).

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Detroit, USA to Carthage is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Carthage is 6 hours. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Carthage to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Beja Governorate.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sidi Bou Said, Ruins of Kerkouane
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Site Archeologique de Carthage ©
Site Archeologique de Carthage
Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
Saint Louis Cathedral ©
Saint Louis Cathedral

5
nights
Beja Governorate

Beja Governorate ©
Béja Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. Escape the urban bustle at Ichkeul National Park and The Needles. Get some cultural insight at Dougga and Ain Tounga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beja Governorate: Bulla Regia (in Jendouba), Tabarka (Fort Genois, La Cigale Tabarka Golf, & more) and Bizerte (Fort d'Espagne, Utica, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Musti.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beja Governorate travel route planning website .

You can drive from Carthage to Beja Governorate in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carthage in June: highs in Beja Governorate hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Beja Governorate

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bizerte, Tabarka, Bulla Regia
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
Bulla Regia ©
Bulla Regia

5
nights
Hammamet

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bardo Museum and Medina of Tunis. You'll explore and learn at D'Enfidha and National military museum. Explore Hammamet's surroundings by going to Uthina (Oudhna) (in Ben Arous), L'aqueduc de Zaghouan (in Zaghouan) and Tunis (Dar Bach Hamba, The doors of the medina, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach, wander the streets of Yasmin Hammamet, don't miss a visit to Medina of Hammamet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise du Bienheureux Antoine Neyrot d'Hammamet.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hammamet day trip website .

Getting from Beja Governorate to Hammamet by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tunis, Plage Menzel Temime, D'Enfidha, L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, Uthina (Oudhna)
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sousse Archaeological Museum and Magiceye Sousse. Head to Medina of Sousse and Dar Am Taiebfor plenty of shopping. Explore Sousse's surroundings by going to Spas (in Port El Kantaoui) and Monastir (Gallery Espressioni, Forte El Ribat, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum, explore by horseback at EkiClub, find something for the whole family at Hannibal Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sousse online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Hammamet to Sousse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mahdia.

Things to do in Sousse

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monastir, Port El Kantaoui, Passengers Design Store
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Aqua Palace ©
Aqua Palace
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum

5
nights
Mahdia

Mahdia ©
Resting on a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, Mahdia traces its history back to ancient Roman times.
Museum-lovers will appreciate El Jem Museum and Musee Archeologique de Moknine. El Jem Amphitheatre and Amphitheatre of El Jem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Mahdia's surroundings by going to Sfax (Souks, Bab Bhar, & more) and Lamta Archaeological Museum (in Lamta). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mahdia Beach, stop by Sesame, and don't miss a visit to Mahdia's Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mahdia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sousse to Mahdia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Mahdia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in Mahdia

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sfax, El-Jem, Lamta Archaeological Museum, Musee Archeologique de Moknine
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Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
Mahdia Beach ©
Mahdia Beach

4
nights
Kairouan

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Great Mosque of Kairouan and Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber) will appeal to history buffs. Musee d'art Islamique de Raqqada and Dar Hassine Allani will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kairouan side-trips: Sbeitla (in Subaytilah) and Maktaris (in Makthar). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Medina of Kairouan, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Souk, make a trip to Governor's House, and steep yourself in history at Bassins Aghlabites.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kairouan online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mahdia to Kairouan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tozeur.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sbeitla, Maktaris
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The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
Sbeitla ©
Sbeitla

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sahara Desert and Chott El Jerid. Appreciate the collections at Eden Palm Tresors de l'Oasis and Chak Wak. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at National Park Dghoumes. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Tamerza Canyon, appreciate the views at Mides Valley, steep yourself in history at Ksour of Tamerza, and get outside with La Corbeille.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tozeur trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kairouan to Tozeur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Kairouan in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tozeur: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mides Valley, Ksour of Tamerza, La Corbeille
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Ksour of Tamerza ©
Ksour of Tamerza
Mides Valley ©
Mides Valley

6
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.
Visit El Ghriba Synagogue and Sidi Yati Mosque for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de Guellala and Lalla Hadria Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sangho Beach in Zarzis (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: walk around Krokodilfarm Animalia, explore the historical opulence of Fort de Borj El Kastil, explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and don't miss a visit to Djerbahood.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Djerba Island trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tozeur to Djerba Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tozeur in July, expect Djerba Island to be slightly colder, temps between 92°F and 75°F. On the 16th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sangho Beach
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
Musee de Guellala ©
Musee de Guellala
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue