31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

31 days in Benin & Tunisia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  26 h
1
Cotonou, Benin
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
2
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Sousse, Tunisia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hammamet, Tunisia
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas


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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: Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie), Villa Karo (in Grand Popo) and Ouidah (La Porte Du Non Retour, Ouidah Museum of History, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, and get outside with Bab's Dock.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cotonou vacation planning app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Cotonou is an approximately 26- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nassau to Cotonou due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nassau in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Cotonou. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Cotonou

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Lac Nokoue, Villa Karo
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Lac Nokoue ©
Lac Nokoue
Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception ©
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), Zarzis (Sangho Beach, Mouansa Synagogue, &more) and Ksar Hallouf (in Medenine). 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 find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Djerba Island online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cotonou to Djerba Island takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cotonou in May; daily highs in Djerba Island reach 31°C and lows reach 21°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: El-Jem (Amphitheatre of El Jem & Archaeological Museum of El-Djem), Spas & Wellness (in Port El Kantaoui) and Monastir (Monastir Marina, Ribat of Monastir, &more). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Medina of Sousse, tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course, take a stroll through Mahdia's Old Town, and make a trip to Passengers Design Store.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sousse travel route builder app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Djerba Island to Sousse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Sousse, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monastir, Kairouan, Port El Kantaoui, Mahdia, El-Jem
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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 Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra (in Sidi Bou Said), Carthage (Site Archeologique de Carthage, Baths of Antoninus, &more) and Tunis (Monument to Ibn Khaldoun, Imprimerie Tipografia Finzi, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Medina of Hammamet, get in on the family fun at Carthageland, delve into the distant past at Thuburbo Majus, 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 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°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, Uthina (Oudhna), Musee National Militaire, Thuburbo Majus
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Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

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