Want to spend one week in Tunisia? Tunisia is one of the favorite destinations of French! And for good reason … Dream beaches, architectural treasures, a wild and wonderful nature at the same time, exceptional gastronomy, all in a French speaking country. If you have decided to visit Tunisia, we invite you to follow our recommendations for a one week itinerary of Tunis!
Day 1: Tunis
You will certainly arrive in Tunisia by its capital, Tunis. Take the opportunity to discover this charming city mixing traditions and modernity. It is in the medina that you can observe the historic heart of the city, its souks, mosques and Arab-Muslim architecture of great beauty. Starting from the Bourguiba Avenue , east of the medina, you will discover the modern city with its cafes, shops, and buildings in the European. If you like museums, do not miss the Bardo Museum , which has the most beautiful collection of antique mosaics in the world. Superb!
Day 2: Sidi-bou-Saïd
The next day, take the road towards Sidi-Bou-Saïd , this charming little village located 22km from Tunis. Known for its beautiful white and blue colors reminiscent of Greece, the village is now very touristy but continues to keep its nonchalance and charm that once attracted writers and other artists such as Colette and Simone de Beauvoir.
Do not forget to enjoy a mint tea at the café des Nattes where you will enjoy an extraordinary view …
If you have only one day, I recommend you to read our article: Itinerary: One Day in Carthage & Sidi Bou Said – 2018
Day 3: Sousse
On this third day, go to Sousse, the “Pearl of the Sahel” where you can enjoy beautiful sandy beaches. After a few hours of relaxation on the beach you may want to discover the city center of Sousse and its ramparts, its citadel and its beautiful mosques, and its marina, Port El Kantaoui, ideal for a drink and taste the Local specialties.
I recommend you to read our article: Visiting Tunisia: One Day in Monastir and Sousse – 2018
Day 4: Kairouan
The next day, take the road towards Kairouan, fifty kilometers from Sousse. First holy city of the Maghreb, Kairouan has an important historical and architectural heritage such as the Great Mosque Sidi Oqba , the mosque of the Three Gates , the m osqué Barbier , the mausoleum Sidi Abid el Ghariani or the ramparts. The old city of Kairouan is also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Source: Flickr (by Dennis Jarvis)
Day 5: El-Jem
Located at the gateway to the Sahel region, El-Jem is famous for its Roman amphitheater that can accommodate between 27,000 and 30,000 spectators. The archaeological museum of the city also has important collections from the Roman villas of Thysdrus and including beautiful mosaics. A must for history lovers!
Day 6: Hammamet
Enjoy your sixth day in Tunisia to discover the famous seaside resort of Hammamet where you can relax under the Tunisian sun! It is also the ideal place to discover the charm of the hammam and care with orange blossom.
If you have time, go to Nabeul, the Mecca of Tunisian crafts and discover the ceramics and mats that made the success of the village.
I recommend you to read our article for one day itinerary in Hammamet.
Day 7: Return to Tunis
Finish your week by returning to the capital from where you will take your plane. You can take the opportunity to visit what you did not have time to see such as the fabulous archaeological site of Carthage . Immerse yourself in the history of Antiquity in what was the capital of the Roman province of Africa.
- Time difference: -1h in summer
- Health: universal vaccines + hepatitis A and typhoid fever
- Currency: Tunisian Dinar (1 TND = 0.332 Euro)
- Tourist Office
- Booking Hotel Tunisia
You will also like:
- Itinerary: One week in Tunisia 2018
- Top 10 things to do in Tunis
- Itinerary: One Day in Carthage & Sidi Bou Said – 2018
- Tunisia Itinerary: One Day in Hammamet – 2018
Do you have other suggestions for visiting to Tunisia? Share them with us in the comments!