48 days in Senegal, Morocco & Tunisia Itinerary

48 days in Senegal, Morocco & Tunisia Itinerary

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48 days in Senegal, Morocco & Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  36​h
1
Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Ziguinchor, Senegal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saly, Senegal
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Essaouira, Morocco
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Fes, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Hammamet, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Sousse, Tunisia
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Matmata, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
13
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
— 3 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Tozeur, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Douz, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Dakar is known for museums, shopping, nature, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of the Divinity, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dakar online tour itinerary planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Dakar is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Auckland in July; daily highs in Dakar reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ziguinchor.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Theme Parks Nature
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Accrobaobab Adventure ©
Accrobaobab Adventure

2
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Ziguinchor, Senegal

Ziguinchor
Capital of the region of the same name and the largest town in southern Senegal, the port town of Ziguinchor provides a gateway to the scenic landscape of the Casamance region.
You've now added Casamance Au Present to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): gain insight with Casamance Au Present and then gain insight at Mission Koulangoume.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ziguinchor trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Dakar to Ziguinchor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dakar in July: highs in Ziguinchor hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Ziguinchor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Rama diaw, then explore the galleries of Galerie Ethiopiques, then stroll through Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and finally examine the collection at Le Camee. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Village Artisanal, then don't miss a visit to Gandiol, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Arte, and finally enjoy some diversion at Ibrahim & Cie.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis travel route planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Ziguinchor to Saint-Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ziguinchor in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Louis: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saly.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping Museums Nature
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Village Artisanal ©
Village Artisanal
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

2
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Saly, Senegal

Saly ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Reserve De Bandia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Popenguine and then head outdoors with Accrobaobab.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saly day trip website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Saly takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Saly

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagune de la Somone, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Accrobaobab, Plage Popenguine
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Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine

5
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 14th (Sun) at some of the best spas. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and get outside with Essaouira Urban Adventures.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip website .

Traveling by flight from Saly to Essaouira takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saly in July: high temperatures in Essaouira hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Spas Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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nights
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen travel route website .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Chefchaouen takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

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Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of The Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, and finally make a trip to Place Mohammed V. On the next day, wander the streets of Quartier Habous, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Lourdes, then browse the different shops at Morocco Mall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca day trip app .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Casablanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous
Morocco Mall ©
Morocco Mall

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nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fes: Meknes (Bou Inania Medersa, Royal Stables, & more). Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wellbeing at local Arab baths. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Medina of Fez, browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, admire the landmark architecture of Bab Boujloud, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Volubilis.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fes fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Casablanca to Fes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in July, expect nights in Fes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Fes

Baths Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Meknes, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

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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.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel Djerbien, don't miss a visit to Ksar ben Ayed, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sentido Djerba Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Djerba Island trip planner.

Fly from Fes to Djerba Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Fes to Djerba Island is 1 hour. When traveling from Fes in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Djerba Island, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Hammamet.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

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Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hammamet: D'Enfidha (in Enfidha) and Cimetiere Militaire Francais de Takrouna (in Tunis). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Medina of Hammamet, steep yourself in history at Kasbah of Hammamet, play a few rounds at Citrus Golf Course, and stop by La Deffirence.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hammamet travel planner.

Getting from Djerba Island to Hammamet by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Hammamet

Outdoors Golf Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Francais de Takrouna, D'Enfidha
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Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet

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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: Mahdia (Mahdia's Old Town & Mahdia Beach), El-Jem (Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, El Jem Amphitheatre, & more) and The Great Mosque of Kairouan (in Kairouan). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Medina of Sousse, go for a stroll along the water at Monastir Marina, look for gifts at Seville Center, and explore the ancient world of Ribat of Monastir.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sousse trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hammamet to Sousse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sousse are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matmata.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Monastir, El-Jem, Mahdia, Aqua Palace, The Great Mosque of Kairouan
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Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse

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Matmata, Tunisia

Matmata ©
Matmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Military Museum Of Mareth Line, stop by Escale de Toujane, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Berbere de Tamezret.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Matmata vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sousse to Matmata takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Matmata can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Sidi Bou Said on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Matmata

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Military Museum Of Mareth Line, Musee Berbere de Tamezret
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Musee Berbere de Tamezret ©
Musee Berbere de Tamezret
Military Museum Of Mareth Line ©
Military Museum Of Mareth Line

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Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Sidi Bou Said ©
Sidi Bou Said a town in northern Tunisia located about 20 km from the capital, Tunis.Named for a religious figure who lived there, Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Al-Tamimi Al-Baji|Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia al-Tamimi al-Baji (previously it was called Jabal el-Menar). On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum Dar el-Annabi, delve into the distant past at Villas Romaines, and then make a trip to Centro storico. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Saint Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Carthage Museum, then delve into the distant past at Baths of Antoninus, and finally explore the ancient world of Carthaginian Ruins.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sidi Bou Said trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Matmata to Sidi Bou Said takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in Sidi Bou Said

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carthage, Marche Centrale de La Marsa
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Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
Centro storico ©
Centro storico
Carthaginian Ruins ©
Carthaginian Ruins

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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.
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, explore the stunning scenery at Tamerza Canyon, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and examine the collection at Chak Wak.

Plan trip to Tozeur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Sidi Bou Said to Tozeur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sidi Bou Said in August, with highs in Tozeur at 45°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Douz.

Things to do in Tozeur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ksour of Tamerza
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Chott El Jerid ©
Chott El Jerid
Tamerza Canyon ©
Tamerza Canyon

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Douz, Tunisia

Douz ©
Douz is a town in the Kebili Governorate in the south of Tunisia, known as the "gateway to the Sahara." By road it is located southwest of Blidet, southeast of Tozeur, and south of the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Souk. La Plaza Del Mercado.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Douz day trip planner.

Getting from Tozeur to Douz by car takes about 2 hours. In August, Douz is little chillier than Tozeur - with highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Douz

Shopping Museums
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Sahara Museum ©
Sahara Museum

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