17 days in Tunisia Itinerary

17 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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1
Tunis
— 5 nights
2
Carthage
— 2 nights
3
Sidi Bou Said
— 1 night
4
Hammam Sousse
— 1 night
5
Sousse
— 2 nights
6
El-Jem
— 2 nights
7
Sfax
— 1 night
8
Kairouan
— 2 nights

5
nights
Tunis

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dougga (in Beja Governorate), Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte) and Hammamet (Medina of Hammamet, Hammamet Beach, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Carthage, and make a trip to Centro storico.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tunis online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Tunis Carthage International Airport, Enfidha - Hammamet International Airport and Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Carthage.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Dougga, Ichkeul National Park
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet

2
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Carthage

Carthage ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes, thenexamine the collection at Museum Dar el-Annabi, thensee the interesting displays at Carthage Museuma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Louis Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Punic Ports & Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Villas Romaines, thendon't miss a visit to Carthage Aqueduct, and finally delve into the distant past at The Roman Theatre of Carthage.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carthage road trip planning tool.

Carthage is very close to Tunis. December in Carthage sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Sidi Bou Said.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sidi Bou Said
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Saint Louis Cathedral ©
Saint Louis Cathedral
Carthage Museuma ©
Carthage Museuma
Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes ©

1
night
Sidi Bou Said

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). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at Deyma, go for a walk through La Corniche, take in the exciting artwork at Efesto Salon des Artistes, thenstop by D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers, thenget your game on at Lily Land La Marsa, and finally stop by Mademoiselle Hecy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sidi Bou Said road trip tool.

Sidi Bou Said is very close to Carthage. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hammam Sousse.

Things to do in Sidi Bou Said

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

La Marsa
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D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers ©
D'Art Lella Salha & Des metiers
La Corniche ©
La Corniche
Mademoiselle Hecy ©
Mademoiselle Hecy

1
night
Hammam Sousse

Hammam Sousse ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pheradi Majius, have some family-friendly fun at Parc Hadhood, and then don't miss a visit to Passengers Design Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hammam Sousse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sidi Bou Said to Hammam Sousse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hammam Sousse are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sousse.

Things to do in Hammam Sousse

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pheradi Majius
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Parc Hadhood ©
Parc Hadhood
Pheradi Majius ©
Pheradi Majius

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, get your game on at Karting Monastir, thentake in the waterfront activity at Monastir Marina, and finally contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kasbah of Sousse, take in panoramic vistas at Sousse Ribat RIBAT, shop like a local with Medina of Sousse, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grosse Moschee von Sousse, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ahla Shopping Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sousse trip app.

Sousse is just a short distance from Hammam Sousse. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to El-Jem.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Monastir
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Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse

2
nights
El-Jem

El-Jem ©
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mahdia Beach and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of El-Djem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Mahdia Museum, look for gifts at Sesame, thentake a stroll through Mahdia's Old Town, and finally make a trip to Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El-Jem tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Sousse to El-Jem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in El-Jem can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Sfax.

Things to do in El-Jem

Beaches Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mahdia
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Mahdia Beach ©
Mahdia Beach
Mahdia's Old Town ©
Mahdia's Old Town
Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir ©
Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir

1
night
Sfax

Sfax ©
Sfax is a city in Tunisia, located 270km southeast of Tunis. On the 1st (Tue), visit Souks, step off the mainland to explore Isole Kerkennah, and then wander the streets of Medina.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sfax travel route planner.

You can drive from El-Jem to Sfax in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in Sfax

Nature Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isole Kerkennah
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Isole Kerkennah ©
Isole Kerkennah
Souks ©
Souks
Medina ©
Medina

2
nights
Kairouan

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three Doors Mosque, contemplate the long history of Bassins Aghlabites, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), thenwander the streets of Medina of Kairouan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of Kairouan. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Dar Hassine Allani, contemplate the long history of Governor's House, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee d'art Islamique de Raqqada, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at The Souk, and finally make a trip to Bir Barouta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kairouan trip planner.

Getting from Sfax to Kairouan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Kairouan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan
Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber) ©

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