21 days in Tunisia Itinerary

21 days in Tunisia Itinerary

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21 days in Tunisia Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Monastir
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kairouan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
El-Jem
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Tozeur
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
5
Djerba Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Tunis
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: San Diego

3
nights
Monastir

Monastir ©
Known for its imposing 8th-century fortress, the coastal city of Monastir offers visitors pristine beaches, a scenic waterfront, and a number of historic buildings to admire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Monastir: Museum Dar Essid (in Sousse), Port El Kantaoui (Aqua Palace & El Kantaoui Golf Course) and Passengers Design Store (in Hammam Sousse). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse, stop by Imagine Espace Creatif, explore the historical opulence of Ribat of Monastir, and take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monastir driving holiday planning tool .

San Diego, USA to Monastir is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Monastir. December in Monastir sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in Monastir

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sousse, Port El Kantaoui, Passengers Design Store
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Kairouan

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at D'Enfidha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three Doors Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of Kairouan, and finally make a trip to Medina of Kairouan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bassins Aghlabites, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'art Islamique de Raqqada, then steep yourself in history at Governor's House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Dar Hassine Allani.

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Traveling by car from Monastir to Kairouan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to El-Jem.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

D'Enfidha
Highlights from your plan
The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
D'Enfidha ©
D'Enfidha

2
nights
El-Jem

El-Jem ©
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). On the 8th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, and then admire the striking features of Amphitheatre of El Jem. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mahdia Beach, then take a stroll through Mahdia's Old Town, and then wander the streets of Bab Bhar.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El-Jem day trip planning site .

Getting from Kairouan to El-Jem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In December in El-Jem, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in El-Jem

Neighborhoods Spas Museums

Side Trips

Mahdia, Bab Bhar, Spas & Wellness
Highlights from your plan
Mahdia's Old Town ©
Mahdia's Old Town
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem

3
nights
Tozeur

Tozeur ©
With its otherworldly desert atmosphere, Tozeur has served as a filming location for blockbuster movies such as "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "The English Patient." The ancient oasis has successfully preserved its traditional geometric architecture, craftsmanship, and fashion, especially in the medina--the old city--where friendly locals extend a warm welcome to visitors.
Tozeur is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Chott El Jerid, head outdoors with La Corbeille, explore the stunning scenery at Tamerza Canyon, and contemplate the long history of Ksour of Tamerza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tozeur trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from El-Jem to Tozeur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ksour of Tamerza, La Corbeille, Mides Valley
Highlights from your plan
Chott El Jerid ©
Chott El Jerid
Mides Valley ©
Mides Valley
Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Escale de Toujane (in Matmata) and Ksar Hallouf (in Medenine). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, make a trip to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers, examine the collection at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, and explore by horseback at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Djerba Island day trip website .

Getting from Tozeur to Djerba Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tozeur in December, Djerba Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ksar Hallouf, Escale de Toujane
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: Dougga (in Beja Governorate), Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet, Eglise du Bienheureux Antoine Neyrot d'Hammamet, & more) and Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, explore the ancient world of Baths of Antoninus, take a stroll through Medina of Tunis, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Souk Al Attarine.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tunis online trip builder .

Fly from Djerba Island to Tunis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Djerba Island in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Tunis, with lows around 48°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Hammamet, Ichkeul National Park, Dougga, Baths of Antoninus
Highlights from your plan
Dougga ©
Dougga
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum

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