18 days in Tunisia Itinerary

18 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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18 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Tunis
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Djerba Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Sousse
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bizerte
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Chicago

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet & Carthageland) and Dougga (in Beja Governorate). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, wander the streets of Medina of Tunis, and steep yourself in history at Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tunis day trip planning website .

Chicago, USA to Tunis is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Tunis. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Tunis hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sidi Bou Said, Hammamet, Baths of Antoninus, Dougga, Marche Centrale de La Marsa
Highlights from your plan
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Carthageland ©
Carthageland
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

4
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.
Attractions like The Crocodile Farm and Plage Omarit make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Djerba Island: Escale de Toujane (in Matmata) and Ksar Hallouf (in Medenine). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Djerba Explore Park, make a trip to Djerbahood, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and examine the collection at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island itinerary website .

You can fly from Tunis to Djerba Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sousse.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Plage Omarit, Ksar Hallouf, Escale de Toujane
Highlights from your plan
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
Djerba Explore Park ©
Djerba Explore Park
Plage Omarit ©
Plage Omarit

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Mahdia Beach and Aqua Palace will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Sousse: El-Jem (Archaeological Museum of El-Djem & Amphitheatre of El Jem), Monastir (Monastir Marina & Ribat of Monastir) and D'Enfidha (in Enfidha). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse, look for gifts at Karrma, browse the different shops at Ahla Shopping Center, and take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sousse trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Djerba Island to Sousse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bizerte.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monastir, Port El Kantaoui, El-Jem, D'Enfidha, Mahdia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Aqua Palace ©
Aqua Palace
Mahdia Beach ©
Mahdia Beach

4
nights
Bizerte

Bizerte ©
Bizerte; historically: Phoenician: Hippo Acra, Hippo Diarrhytus and Hippo Zarytus), also known in English as Bizerta, is a town of Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee Oceanographique and Parc Aladin Bizerte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bizerte: Tabarka (La Cigale Tabarka Golf & Fort Genois). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Ichkeul National Park, explore the ancient world of Fort d'Espagne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bizerte road trip site .

Getting from Sousse to Bizerte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sousse in April since evenings lows in Bizerte dip to 51°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Bizerte

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tabarka
Highlights from your plan
La Cigale Tabarka Golf ©
La Cigale Tabarka Golf
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church ©
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church

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