8 days in Tunisia Itinerary

8 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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8 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Djerba Island
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Tozeur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Matmata
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Sousse
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel Djerbien, ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, and finally make a trip to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Djerba Island itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Djerba Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Djerba Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
Lalla Hadria Museum ©
Lalla Hadria Museum

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Chott El Jerid and then explore the fascinating landscape at Sahara Desert.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tozeur trip maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Djerba Island to Tozeur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Djerba Island in August, expect nights in Tozeur to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Matmata.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks Nature
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Chott El Jerid ©
Chott El Jerid

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Matmata

Matmata ©
Matmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee Berbere de Tamezret and then look for gifts at Escale de Toujane.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Matmata day trip planning site .

Getting from Tozeur to Matmata by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tozeur in August; daily highs in Matmata reach 40°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sousse.

Things to do in Matmata

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Musee Berbere de Tamezret
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Musee Berbere de Tamezret ©
Musee Berbere de Tamezret

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sousse Archaeological Museum and Medina of Kairouan. Archaeological Museum of El-Djem and Museum Dar Essid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sousse: Hammamet (Musee des Religions, Citrus Golf Course, & more) and Kairouan (Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber) & The Great Mosque of Kairouan). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ali Baba Shopping Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sousse trip planning tool .

You can drive from Matmata to Sousse in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. August in Sousse sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Kairouan, Hammamet, Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, Ali Baba Shopping Center
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan

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