42 days in Tunisia Itinerary

42 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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42 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Djerba Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Carthage
— 7 nights
3
Mahdia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sousse
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hammamet
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Beja Governorate
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

6
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Djerba Explore and Sentido Djerba Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Ghriba Synagogue and Cave of Ali Berbere. Step out of Djerba Island with an excursion to Sangho Beach in Zarzis--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and explore the galleries of Fine Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Djerba Island planning website .

Philadelphia, USA to Djerba Island is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Carthage.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sangho Beach
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

7
nights
Carthage

Carthage ©
Get some cultural insight at Carthaginian Ruins and Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra. Carthage Museum and Oceanographic Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carthage: Ghar el Kebir (in El Haouaria), Ruins of Kerkouane (in Kelibia) and Boukornine National Park (in Hammam Lif).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Carthage tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Djerba Island to Carthage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahdia.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sidi Bou Said, Boukornine National Park, Ruins of Kerkouane, Ghar el Kebir
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:
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Carthaginian Ruins ©
Carthaginian Ruins
Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
Saint Louis Cathedral ©
Saint Louis Cathedral

7
nights
Mahdia

Mahdia ©
Resting on a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, Mahdia traces its history back to ancient Roman times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Jem Amphitheatre and Mahdia's Old Town. For shopping fun, head to Sesame or Yasmina Shopping Center. Explore Mahdia's surroundings by going to Musee Archeologique de Moknine (in Moknine), El-Jem (El Jem Museum & Amphitheatre of El Jem) and Lamta Archaeological Museum (in Lamta). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mahdia Beach, get engrossed in the history at Mahdia Museum, take a stroll through Medina, and examine the collection at Musee Dar Jallouli.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mahdia trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Carthage to Mahdia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Mahdia sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Mahdia

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sfax, El-Jem, Musee Archeologique de Moknine, Yasmina Shopping Center, Lamta Archaeological Museum
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El Jem Amphitheatre ©
El Jem Amphitheatre
Mahdia Beach ©
Mahdia Beach
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem

7
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.
Medina of Sousse and Sousse Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bourghiba Mausoleum and Great Mosque of Kairouan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sousse: Spas (in Port El Kantaoui), Kairouan (Three Doors Mosque, Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), & more) and Monastir (Forte El Ribat, Gallery Espressioni, & more). The adventure continues: make a splash at Aqua Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosque, find something for the whole family at Hannibal Park, and play a few rounds at El Kantaoui Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sousse online road trip planner .

You can drive from Mahdia to Sousse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Monastir, Port El Kantaoui, Kairouan
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:
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Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum

7
nights
Hammamet

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Bring the kids along to Hammamet Beach and Carthageland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bardo Museum and D'Enfidha. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee National Militaire (in Mannouba), Uthina (Oudhna) (in Ben Arous) and Tunis (Zitouna Mosque, Medina of Tunis, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Yasmin Hammamet, make a trip to Medina of Hammamet, explore the ancient world of Thuburbo Majus, and examine the collection at Musee des Religions.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hammamet journey builder website .

Getting from Sousse to Hammamet by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beja Governorate.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tunis, Thuburbo Majus, Uthina (Oudhna), D'Enfidha, Plage Menzel Temime
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 24:
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

6
nights
Beja Governorate

Beja Governorate ©
Béja Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dougga and Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church. Get some cultural insight at Maktaris and Utica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beja Governorate: Bizerte (Fort d'Espagne, Ichkeul National Park, & more), Bulla Regia (in Jendouba) and Tabarka (Fort Genois & La Cigale Tabarka Golf). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ain Tounga and make a trip to Musti.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beja Governorate tour planner.

Drive from Hammamet to Beja Governorate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Hammamet in August, expect nights in Beja Governorate to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. On the 30th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Beja Governorate

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bizerte, Tabarka, Bulla Regia, Maktaris
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Maktaris ©
Maktaris
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park

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