31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

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1
Cotonou, Benin
— 6 nights
2
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 6 nights
3
Sousse, Tunisia
— 7 nights
4
Hammamet, Tunisia
— 8 nights


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6
nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cotonou: Villa Karo (in Grand Popo), Ouidah (La Porte Du Non Retour, Ouidah Museum of History, &more) and Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, don't miss a visit to Palais des Congres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Dantokpa.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cotonou online trip itinerary planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Cotonou is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nassau to Cotonou due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cotonou when traveling from Nassau in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Villa Karo, Lac Nokoue
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Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Bab's Dock ©
Bab's Dock

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Djerba Island side-trips: Escale de Toujane (in Matmata), Ksar Hallouf (in Medenine) and Zarzis (Sangho Beach, Mouansa Synagogue, &more). And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Crocodile Farm, and see the interesting displays at Musee de Guellala.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Djerba Island online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cotonou to Djerba Island takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cotonou in May; daily highs in Djerba Island reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sousse.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zarzis, Escale de Toujane, Ksar Hallouf
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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

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sousse: Monastir (Monastir Marina & Ribat of Monastir), El-Jem (Amphitheatre of El Jem & Archaeological Museum of El-Djem) and Spas & Wellness (in Port El Kantaoui). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Medina of Sousse, see the interesting displays at Museum Dar Essid, tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course, and visit Mahdia's Old Town.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sousse trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Djerba Island to Sousse in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Sousse can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Monastir, Kairouan, Port El Kantaoui, Mahdia, Hammam Sousse
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem

8
nights
Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carthage (Site Archeologique de Carthage, Baths of Antoninus, &more), Tunis (Monument to Ibn Khaldoun, Imprimerie Tipografia Finzi, &more) and Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra (in Sidi Bou Said). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Medina of Hammamet, get in on the family fun at Carthageland, stop by La Deffirence, and play a few rounds at Citrus Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from Sousse to Hammamet takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hammamet can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tunis, Carthage, D'Enfidha, Thuburbo Majus, L'aqueduc de Zaghouan
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Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

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