12 days in Tunisia & Algeria Itinerary

12 days in Tunisia & Algeria Itinerary

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12 days in Tunisia & Algeria Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  17​h
1
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
3
Sousse, Tunisia
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h
4
Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Lalla Hadria Museum, stroll around Krokodilfarm Animalia, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore, then explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel Djerbien, get engrossed in the history at Musee de Guellala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Yati Mosque, then make a trip to Ksar ben Ayed, and finally make a trip to Djerbahood.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Djerba Island itinerary planning app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Djerba Island is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cape Town to Djerba Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in May, with highs in Djerba Island at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue
Djerba Explore ©
Djerba Explore

2
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Centro storico, then explore the ancient world of Carthaginian Ruins, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Medina of Tunis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, then examine the collection at Bardo Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Baths.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tunis trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Tunis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Djerba Island in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tunis, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Carthage, Centro storico
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Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Medina of Tunis ©
Medina of Tunis

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sousse: Imagine Espace Creatif (in Monastir), Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet, Medina of Hammamet, & more) and El Jem Amphitheatre (in El-Jem). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Medina of Sousse, contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum, and take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sousse holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Tunis to Sousse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hammamet, Monastir, El Jem Amphitheatre
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El Jem Amphitheatre ©
El Jem Amphitheatre
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

2
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Step out of Algiers to go to Blida and see Mausolee de Sidi Elkebir, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Tassili n'Ajjer. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr, examine the collection at Musee National du Bardo, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Algiers route maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Sousse to Algiers takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Sousse in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Algiers. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tassili n'Ajjer, Mausolee de Sidi Elkebir
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Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo

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