Top 12 Places to Visit in Tunisia – Ultimate Itinerary

Would you like to know where to go in Tunisia

Here is my travel itinerary in 12 places to inspire you on what to do in Tunisia, see and visit in this small country in North Africa.

A trip to Tunisia for a diversified itinerary

I recently returned from my first trip to Tunisia. A week to travel from north to south, from east to west, this small Maghreb country.

I knew Morocco, having been there twice, and I expected it to be similar. What was my surprise to have a completely different experience.

Tunisia covers a small territory and yet it enjoys an incredible richness in terms of the things that can be seen and discovered there, the diversity of its landscapes, its rich history of three millennia and the beautiful variety of experiences that you can live there.

In one week in Tunisia, it is obviously not possible to see everything. But as the distances are relatively short, it is possible to discover many places and attractions.

I therefore present to you a small overview of what to see and where to go in Tunisia if you plan to visit this country as well.

I consider this itinerary in Tunisia to be more suitable for a 2 week trip to be able to enjoy more of each place.

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Tunisia offers beautiful things to see, such as the charming village of Sidi Bou Said near Tunis

Where to go in Tunisia: The different regions to visit

As I said earlier, this small Maghreb country is a very varied country. When you travel to Tunisia and move from one region to another, you end up in a completely different universe.

Before telling you about my itinerary in Tunisia and what to do and where to go in Tunisia, here is a small overview of the different regions of the country.

Tunisia is divided into 3 major regions: the North, the central coast and the desert region of the Sahara which occupies the largest area of ​​the country.

Aesthetically pretty this spice rack in a souk in the medina of Tunis

The northern region of Tunisia

In the northern region of Tunisia is the capital of the country, Tunis. It is in this region that we also find Cap Bon, an agricultural area where the best wines of the country are produced.

Along the Gulf of Hammamet are some of the most popular seaside resorts in the country, such as Hammamet and Sousse.

From a historical point of view, there are many traces of a rich and exciting history in this region, including the archaeological site of Carthage, that of Dougga and El Jem, to name a few.

It is also in this region that Kairouan is located, the first Islamic city founded in North Africa. So many riches to discover in this region. Many are my favorites in this region that I was able to visit in Tunisia.

The medina of Kairouan remains one of my favorites in the northern region of Tunisia

The region of the central coast of Tunisia

The central coast of Tunisia, unfortunately I did not have the chance to visit it during my trip to Tunisia. But it seems to me to have many attractions, mainly for seaside stays.

It brings together high places of tourism in Tunisia such as Djerba, the Kerkennah islands with their fine sandy beaches or Gabes, the only coastal oasis in the entire Mediterranean.

Second largest city in the country, you can also discover Sfax, with its commercial port and its ramparts.

The Tunisian Sahara region

The largest region of the country, the Sahara region is the one that fascinates visitors.

With its landscapes of dunes, its semi-arid deserts of sand and rocks where camels roam, its mineral mountains, its mountain oases with its millions of date palms, its salt plains, its Berber and troglodyte villages and its ksours ( desert castles) that stand on top of mountains, it is a timeless universe that is sure to seduce.

It is not for nothing that this region charmed George Lucas and served as the setting for many Star Wars scenes. A region that I was able to visit on my itinerary in Tunisia, but that I promise myself to explore more during a future stay.

The oasis of Chebika near Tozeur in the Sahara region of Tunisia

Itinerary of top 12 places to visit

To know where to go in Tunisia, here is my itinerary in 12 places to inspire you to know what to do in Tunisia, see and visit in this small Maghreb country in North Africa.

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The map of my itinerary in Tunisia

1. Discover the medina of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia

If you are wondering where to go in Tunisiaany trip to Tunisia should include Tunis. 

City located in the North of the country, it is the capital but also the most populated city of Tunisia. Its medina is one of the largest in the Arab world.

Listed by UNESCO, the medina of Tunis is like most medinas, a maze of narrow little streets where you enjoy getting lost and where life is in full swing. It developed around the Zitouna mosque, a mosque that often serves as a landmark to meet.

Once in the heart of the medina, a new world awaits us. When you look at it, you can see several influences in the architecture. In this maze of alleys that seem to go in all directions, there is a logic.

The various souks of the medina are occupied and distributed by profession. Very close to the great mosque, we find the less dirty and less noisy souks.


It was in the souk al-Attarine, that of the perfumers, that I bought a handmade black jasmine perfume. At the bottom of glass flasks bathes aromatic liquids in various colors that the sympathetic perfumer hastens to make us smell.

We were also taken to the souk al-chaouachia to show us a maker of chechias, the small red beret worn by many Tunisians.

We also passed through the souk al-Berka, that of the jewelers, some of whom have acquired a great reputation in the country from generation to generation.

A beautiful particularity of Tunis are its terraces decorated with mosaics that can be found above the shops. Walls, arches and benches were decorated with earthenware tiles of all colors. It’s all simply superb.

The terraces of some shops are superb with their ceramics

We find the French influence when we arrive at the Place de la Victoire where the Porte de France is and where the Avenue de France begins, which looks like the Champs Élysées in Paris.

This square serves as a place of transition between the medina and the new town. The medina of Tunis is definitely to put on your list of what to do in Tunisia and visit.

The Place de la Victoire where the Porte de France is located which allows you to enter the medina

Good address : Have a coffee at Belkhadhi, where young Tunisians gather to chat while enjoying an Arabic coffee. With its many antique pieces, the decor is super pretty.

** To be more comfortable and not to miss any of the greatest attractions of the medina, you can take part in a 4-hour guided walking tour of the medina of Tunis.

You will be taken to explore the shops, mosques and monuments of the historic medina and taken to the souks and the central market of Tunis. You can ask for an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation in Tunis

Dar Ben Gacem Kahia : A beautiful establishment in the medina of Tunis. You will be at the heart of the city’s main attractions. This Dar, highly rated by travellers, is spacious and bright and offers a beautiful roof terrace. A charming place.

For my part, I stayed the day before my return, at the Golden Carthage Hotel Tunis. This large establishment facing the Bay of Gammarth is well located for the airport. It includes a thalassotherapy center and a beautiful swimming pool which you can enjoy during your stay.

Alternatively, you can view all accommodation in Tunis here.

2. Immerse yourself in history at the archaeological site of Carthage

Very close to Tunis, there is one of the great archaeological sites to visit in Tunisia, Carthage. Carthage is an ancient capital of a great empire of the sea.

This place, first founded by the Phoenicians, was under Roman domination after the victory of the latter which followed what is called the three Punic wars.

Today, on this large site which overlooks the Gulf of Tunis, we find the ruins of what was once this coveted place.

Although destroyed by the Romans after their victory, one can still see on the hill of Byrsa some vestiges of Phoenician houses. And of course, Roman remains.

On the hill of Byrsa in Carthage, we can still see the Phoenician and Roman remains

But the most impressive, and a place not to be missed on your trip to Tunisia, are found at the bottom of the hill.

The Antonine Baths, among the largest baths in Roman Africa, were 300 meters long.

Today, although a few foundations and columns remain, one can see the magnificence of what this system of Roman baths once was with its hot and cold rooms, its swimming pools and its spaces for physical exercises.

An art of living at the time. The Antonine Baths in Carthage should be on your list of what to do in Tunisia.

** If you are not transported, you can take the half-day excursion from Tunis which will take you to visit the archaeological site of Carthage and the village of Sidi Bou Said.

If you reside in Sousse, there is a day trip to Tunis, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said.

The Antonine Baths in Carthage, a place to visit in Tunisia

3. Visit the charming village of Sidi Bou Said

If you are wondering where to go in Tunisia firstSidi Bou Said should be at the top of your itinerary.

From the top of its promontory overlooking the Mediterranean, Sidi Bou Saïd, which is located very close to Carthage, is sure to seduce.

This small landmark of the high class and of artists has contributed to forging the reputation and has left beautiful Arab-Andalusian residences in the architectural landscape of the village.

With its beautiful white and blue buildings, Sidi Bou Saïd is sure to charm

What marks the traveler during a visit to Sidi Bou Saïd is its relaxed atmosphere and its architectural ensemble of white houses with doors, wrought iron windows and moucharabiehs of a bright and deep blue at the same time.

All this, embellished with flowers already present during our visit.

The pleasure of Sidi Bou Saïd is to stroll in its small cobbled streets and alleys and to stop in its art galleries, like that of the painter Saro Loturco, or in its small shops which have set up on the street.

If you have the time, settling down on a terrace to drink a mint tea or a coffee, book in hand, must be a moment of pure happiness that I promise myself to do one day during a future trip to Tunisia.

Do not hesitate to test the bambalouni , a large donut covered with sugar, very popular in this village. A delight to share… or to eat alone for the greediest.

Good address: The Hotel-restaurant La Villa Bleue is a small luxurious establishment with 13 rooms and suites with a view from the heights over the Gulf of Tunis. We had our lunch there in a sublime setting.

Accommodation in Sidi Bou Said

La Villa Bleue : As I said earlier in our good place to eat, the Villa Bleue is a beautiful establishment in Sidi Bou Saïd. This small luxurious establishment has 13 rooms and suites and offers a view from the heights over the Gulf of Tunis. It has a swimming pool and a spa available to customers.

For less expensive accommodation with modern decor and an incredible view, you can stay at La Demeure. A beautiful establishment in Sidi Bou Said.

For smaller budgets, there is La Suite which offers breakfast and a kitchenette in your room. Here you can see all accommodations in Sidi Bou Said .

4. Discover fish in the medina of Hammamet

The city of Hammamet is located on Cap Bon, in the northeast of the country. This destination, to put on your itinerary in Tunisia, is first known for its seaside side.

But it also has a charming medina that you shouldn’t miss. 5000 people still live in this medina, a small fishing spot. In its narrow streets are piled up the white and blue houses, giving an unparalleled charm to this architecture.

One of the beaches of Hammamet, a seaside resort in the northern region of Tunisia

A small local curiosity that embellishes the buildings are the cute fishes painted on the walls as a sign of protection. Artwork from a local article, Zarrouk.

The blue and white of the medina of Hammamet

This medina is surrounded by high ramparts built in the Middle Ages from which the Spanish Fort emerges.

Fortifications that have long served to protect the city from invaders, including pirates. While the tourist stalls follow one another outside the entrance to the fort, its open inner courtyard offers a haven of peace and tranquility with its sumptuous eucalyptus and tamarisk trees.

You can climb the ramparts to have a beautiful view of the medina, the city as well as the sea and its beach.

Going to discover the small fish of the medina of Hammamet and climbing the ramparts of the fort should be part of your list of what to do in Tunisia.


Walk on the ramparts of the Spanish Fort of Hammamet

Good address: Chez Le Barberousse in Yasmine Hammamet, in the area of ​​the big resorts south of the Medina. I ate a delicious meal of fresh langoustines, the best of my life. An address to remember if you go to Hammamet.

Accommodation in Hammamet

The Sindbad : I slept in this magnificent accommodation north of the medina of Hammamet. This establishment is located by the sea. Its rooms, distributed through pretty gardens, are superb.

The Sindbad has several swimming pools and restaurants, including those by the sea, a beach, a spa center, etc. A great address to remember and test for your stay in Hammamet.

You can also view all accommodations in Hammamet here. Try to avoid the Yasmine Hammamet area where the big springs are. It lacks charm for my taste.


5. Let yourself be intoxicated by the particular energy of Kairouan

Know that Kairouan was for me a big favorite of my trip if you are wondering where to go in Tunisia.

The city of Kairouan is located inland. Founded in 670 AD, it was the first Islamic city founded in North Africa. 4th holiest city of Islam, Kairouan has become a major place of pilgrimage. For a Muslim, going there 7 times is equivalent to going to Mecca.

Well protected by high ramparts is the oldest mosque in the Muslim West. Looking like a fortress, the Great Mosque has a large courtyard that can accommodate up to 5,000 worshipers during large gatherings.

During a visit to Kairouan, a visit to its medina is a must. I fell in love with the tranquility of these little streets and the incredible light that enters them.

There is something divine in this UNESCO-listed medina. The white of the buildings seems purer, the blue softer. There is an atmosphere that reigns here that I cannot describe, but which is good for the soul.

We passed by the souk whose animation contrasts with the tranquility which reigns in the small residential streets.


Do not miss the Abu Zamâa al-Balaoui Mausoleum, also called the Barber’s Mosque, which would contain the remains of a companion of the Prophet Mohammed as well as the zaouira, the old Koranic school, Sidi Abid el-Ghariani. 

These places are of rare beauty with their multi-coloured earthenware, carved wood and stuccowork decorated with numerous motifs.

It is unthinkable to leave Kairouan without being interested in its carpets. Kairouan rugs are highly recognized in Tunisia, but also throughout the world.

All of them learn to weave, knot or embroider the rug from an early age. We went to Moez, a rug seller who showed us different models.

I prefer to warn you that there is a good chance that you will leave with a carpet under your arm if you go to Kairouan.

Definitely put on your list of what to do in Tunisia if you go through Kairouan.

Kairouan rugs are of great beauty and excellent quality

** From Tunis, you can take part in the day trip to visit Kairouan and the Roman amphitheater of El Jem .

Accommodation in Kairouan

Hotel Continental : There are few choices of accommodation in Kairouan and yet it is a city in which I would settle for at least one night to enjoy it more. This 3-star hotel seems to be well located in addition to offering all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay. There is an on-site restaurant, parking and swimming pool.

See all the accommodations in Kairouan here .

6. Be captivated by the magnificence of the capitol in Sbeïtla

Where to go in Tunisia to discover beautiful Roman ruins? 

In Sbeitla! After Kairouan, continuing our route to Tozeur, we made a stop at Sbeïtla, a Roman archaeological site almost 2000 years old. 

Sufetula, from its old name, covered an area of ​​50 ha. Today, there are many remains on this site in a fairly remarkable state of preservation.

You can see the Via Romana (Roman road), the foundations of villas and dwellings, oil presses, thermal baths, a public fountain where you can admire beautiful mosaics in the shapes of fish and a baptistery and the remains of churches that show the Christian presence at a certain time of Sufetula.

The highlight of the show is when you arrive in front of the capitol which is located in the space of the forum, which you reach after having crossed a large door which recalls the triumphal arch.

At the bottom is the capitol with its 3 temples dedicated to deities: Jupiter, Minerva and Juron. A masterpiece that still stands after all these years.

A site to add to your itinerary in Tunisia if you are going to this central region of the country.


7. Marvel at the mountain oases: Chebika, Tamerza and Midès

The most beautiful day of my trip to Tunisia, my visit to the mountain oases. The Tozeur region is located in the small Saharan Atlas, a mountainous and desert area very close to the Algerian border.

We find in this region the most beautiful mountain oases of the country: Chebika, Tamerza and Midès.

Chebika is really an incredible place to absolutely put on your list of where to go in Tunisia! No sooner have we set foot out of the vehicle than I feel this feeling of wonder come over me.

In an environment of mineral mountains with ocher and pink hues, a spring of water has created a rich ecosystem where date palms are in the spotlight.

After crossing the old village of Chebika, destroyed by a deadly deluge in 1969, and climbing a hill, we follow a stream with turquoise reflections which forms pretty waterfalls and natural pools.


A few vendors are on hand to sell sand roses and other geological curiosities. Interesting fact also for movie buffs, scenes from The English Patient were filmed here.

Note that it is possible to hike over 2 days between the 3 oases. It didn’t take me much longer to promise myself to come back one day to live this experience.

After our visit to Chebika, we took the winding road to get to the Great Tamerza waterfall. A waterfall that seems to come straight out of the mountain in a completely arid environment.

We made a short stop before heading back to the Oasis of Midès, another marvel of the region.

In Midès, one travels through its oasis where many fruit trees grow before reaching the old village in ruins and the impressive canyon backing onto the village.

The canyon of Midès , which extends over 3km and which can reach a depth of up to 65m in places, goes well beyond the borders of Tunisia. It is also found as far away as Algeria.

If you are wondering what to do in Tunisia and where to go to see incredible landscapes, look no further! This is where it happens in these mountain oases!

Accommodation in Tozeur

Dar Tozeur : A guest house that makes Tozeur dream is that of Dar Tozeur. Behind the door that opens onto an alley of the medina is an establishment of great beauty.

Several houses were used to build this establishment of only a few suites overlooking an interior garden with swimming pool.

You can also see all accommodations in Tozeur here.


8. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe at Ong Jmal

Ong Jmal is a beautiful place to go in Tunisia to experience the beauty of the desert. Ong Jmal takes its name from a peculiar looking rock formation in the shape of a camel’s neck.

Despite the wind, which persisted in making us lose our balance, we climbed the rocky (or rather sandy) formation to the neck of the camel.

From up there, the view of the region is incredible. An endless expanse of desert plain with dunes that give relief to the landscape.

We had to cover our orifices well, because the sand has this annoying tendency to become embedded everywhere.


When we reach the “neck of the camel” we have a superb view of the desert around
A few kilometers further, we arrive in the universe of George Lucas and his Star Wars saga.

Scenes from the episode of The Phantom Menace were filmed in this desert and it is here that we find the native village of the young Anakin Skywalker, Mos Espa on the planet Tatooine.

This decor, built from scratch in the 1990s, is now trying to be protected from the advance of the dunes which are trying to bury it.

Star Wars fans, a place to put on your list of what to do in Tunisia during your trip.

**To live the 4×4 experience in the dunes, it is possible to book your activity from Tozeur where you will do 4×4 in the dunes and end your day at the Star Wars village, Mos Espa in Ong Jmal.

Otherwise, there is the Star Wars circuit from Tozeur.

9. Cross the salt plains (chott) and visit Tozeur

On our route in Tunisia, en route to Ong Jmal, we crossed the Chott el-Gharsa, a dry saline depression where rainwater collects before evaporating again creating a new layer of salt.

On these desert expanses, it is not uncommon to see mirages. But the biggest Chott in the region, we saw it on our way to Douz, the gateway to the Sahara.

We crossed the area of ​​Chott el-Jérid, the largest salt plain in the Maghreb. With the rain of the last hours, a layer of water covered the ground.

It looked like a lake had appeared on either side of the road. A phenomenon that is still rare given the unusual rains in the region. It is on this road that I have seen the most original “poops”.

The Chotts are part of the landscape of this arid region of Tunisia near Tozeur.

Apparently, these toilets would have made the cover of the guide Le Routard

Tozeur is known to be the oasis city with millions of date palms, which makes it a major producer and exporter of dates. It is also the place to go in Tunisia to land and visit the region.

In good weather, the city must be pleasant and pretty with its unique architecture made of small sand-colored briquettes arranged in a geometric fashion.

For our visit to Tozeur, we were unlucky because the rain started to fall, picking up with it the particles of sand suspended in the air.

This is where I understood the reason for the particular color of the sky. It was downright raining mud. I imagine that Tozeur is pretty under the sun, but with this rain that dirty everything in its path, the atmosphere of the city was rather austere.

The architecture specific to Tozeur with its sand-colored briquettes assembled in geometric shapes

Accommodation in Douz

Camp Mars : If you want to test the experience of a night in the desert, located on the hill of Timbaine, Camp Mars offers accommodation in traditional tents with a view of the sand dunes, guided tours and excursions in the desert.

There are other options for desert camps or accommodation in Douz that you can view and book here.

If you prefer a hotel in Douz, I tested the Sahara Douz hotel, which is pretty and offers all the necessary comforts, including a beautiful swimming pool and a buffet for breakfast and dinner meals included in the price of the room. .


10. Visit a troglodyte house in Matmata

From Douz, we took the road east towards Matmata.

We first crossed a rocky desert. A no man land where the only human presence seems to be the few cars that drive from time to time on this long strip of asphalt, thus breaking the homogeneity of the landscape. The closer our itinerary in Tunisia gets to Matmata, the more the landscape changes.

The plain gives way to a landscape of mountains. We are in the Dahar region, a mountain range located in the south-east of Tunisia between the first dunes of the Sahara and the beaches of the Mediterranean coast.

Here, while some men have settled in hilltop citadels, others live squarely underground. This is the region of troglodyte houses.

This type of negative construction (removing materials with a pickaxe rather than adding them) is very original.

Near Matmata, we had the chance to visit the tercentenary house of a family, that of Toufik and his wife Khadija.

A 300-year-old troglodyte house, dug into the ground, near Matmata

Outside, the main gate carved into the hill is inviting with its painted blue fish above. A tunnel takes us to the closed inner courtyard where several cells have been dug.

In the lower cells, the living spaces have been fitted out, while those above are used as attics for storing food.

An ingenious rainwater harvesting system was created on top of their home. The families live almost 100% independently. In this type of habitat, the temperature is always temperate. The earth preserves the heat at night and keeps the house cool during the day.

We are shown a few rooms, including the pretty bedroom, the bathroom, the kitchen with its large jars for storing food and the living room where we are invited to have a snack.

Tea, almonds, fresh bread made in their artisan oven, a ratatouille style dish topped with an egg, honey, olive oil and of course delicious olives.

A feast in a more than perfect location with food grown and processed by the family. Visiting a troglodyte house must imperatively be part of your list of what to do in Tunisia during your trip.

The kitchen of the troglodyte house of the Toufik family

Another stop we made in Matmata is the Hotel Sidi Idriss, another cave dwelling.

Although this accommodation complex is nice, our stop here was for another reason. A section of the hotel served as the filming location for the first Star Wars movie in 1976.

Fans will likely recognize the location.

Hotel Sidi Idriss was used as a filming location for some scenes from the first Star Wars movie

** If you are in Djerba, a really interesting and varied 2-day excursion will take you to visit Tataouine, the troglodyte village of Chenini, the Ksar Ghilane, its oasis and its source of fresh water, before spending the night in a tent Berber in a camp in the desert.

The next day, you will visit a troglodyte house in Matmata and the Sidi Idriss hotel where Star Wars scenes were filmed. The price of this excursion is really interesting too.

Accommodation in Matmata

At the Tijma Union Trait : You can book a cave dwelling at the Tijma Union Trait in Matmata. With mountain views, this property has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and terrace. Good address

11. Explore the ruins of the famous El Jem Roman amphitheater

During our trip to Tunisia, on the way to Sousse, we made a stop at the Roman site of El Jem. A visit to El Jem must begin with that of its museum and its incredible mosaics which are of rare beauty and in a rather incredible state of conservation.

But the highlight of the show remains the Roman amphitheater, the Coliseum of Thysdrus. Largest Colosseum in North Africa and 3rd largest Roman amphitheater in the world, it is also the best preserved. It could accommodate up to 35,000 people.

Here, Christians died under the claws and the sharp teeth of lions and gladiators clashed under the curious eyes of the spectators. their feast in the adjacent cells.

Unfortunately, I had very little time to visit it, as a heavy rain fell on our heads, bringing the deluge to the ruins and the city, thus ending our visit. If you are wondering where to go in Tunisia, El Jem should be part of your travel itinerary.

** From Tunis, you can take part in the day trip to visit Kairouan and the Roman amphitheater of El Jem.

The Coliseum of El Jem is the best preserved, an archaeological treasure to visit in Tunisia

12. Discover the medina of Sousse and Port El Kantaoui

Sousse, a city to put on your Tunisia travel itinerary, is affectionately called the “Pearl of the Sahel”. The Sahel being a coastal region in central Tunisia.

Historic city having been under different dominations over the years and located by the sea, Sousse is a seaside destination which has many tourist attractions, including its medina, listed by UNESCO which is located in the heart of 2.5km of ramparts.

Do not miss the archaeological museum of Sousse which exhibits very pretty Roman mosaics, better highlighted than in El Jem. You will notice that the theme of the sea often comes up in the works. From the outside courtyard of the museum, one can enjoy a beautiful view of Sousse and its port.

In the souks of the medina, some areas are now deserted, as several traders were unable to meet the rental costs of their premises during the pandemic and had to close shop.

A very sad fate for all these small traders. But the closer you get to the sea gate and the Place des Martyrs, so close to the Great Mosque and the Ribat, the livelier it gets.

Near the Sea Gate around the Great Mosque and the Ribat of Sousse

Although I was unable to visit them, the Great Mosque of Sousse looks sublime as does the Ribat. This former fortified monastery, which had a military and religious function, is the oldest in the country.

Northwest of the city is Port El Kantaoui. A jet-set marina that has become a tourist resort in its own right with its chic hotels, shops and restaurants as well as its cobbled streets and beautiful buildings. Another nice place to go in Tunisia if you are passing through Sousse.


Good address: In Port El Kantaoui, we took the opportunity to eat at Le Méditerranée restaurant which offers a nice menu with a view of the port and the sea.

** From Tunis, you can take part in a day trip to visit Sousse and nearby Monastir . You will discover the rich history and the magnificent landscapes of the Tunisian Sahel region.

Accommodation in Sousse

Pearl Marriott Resort & Spa: The 5 star hotel where I stayed. It is 100 meters from Boujaafar beach. The hotel offers regular rooms and suites. The suite, with its living room and sea views is incredible.

Jaz Tour Khalef : An address tested by one of my collaborators. Located near Port El Kantaoui, this hotel is at the entrance to the city of Sousse. It is set in a 10-hectare park and faces the sea. It has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

Here is the link to see all the accommodations in Sousse and those in Port El Kantaoui if you prefer this area.


As I told you before, these places are the ones I had the chance to visit during my week-long trip to Tunisia. But this country has so much more to offer.

You could therefore start from this suggested Tunisia itinerary and add other places to it. For example, going back there, I would add Bizerte, Dougga, one or two nights in the desert in Douz, Tataouine, Chenini and Djerba for sure.

Not to mention that I would like to spend more time in the Dahar. I have also seen that the Tourist Office of this region has just set up a long hiking circuit through the mountains and villages.

It’s up to you to see what interests you, how much time you have and what type of trip appeals to you the most.

These 12 places are therefore a starting point for knowing where to go in Tunisia. Inspiration to know what to do in Tunisia, see and visit in this beautiful North African country.

Practical information for a trip to Tunisia

How to get to Tunisia

To get to Tunis-Carthage in Tunisia, there are direct connections from Montreal with Tunisair.

The flight takes between 8-9 hours and you will travel at night for the outward journey and during the day for the departure. Meals are good.

Plan for traffic jams if you want to sleep, as flights to and from Tunisia have many families.

To get to your accommodation in Tunis from Tunis-Carthage airport or to return there, you can book your chauffeur service. Same thing for Djerba airport if you arrive or leave from there.

There is also the transport service between Sousse and Tunis-Carthage airport.

Accommodation in Tunisia

In addition to all the suggestions throughout the article for each place on the Tunisia itinerary, you can also look at the online booking site Booking which I like and use a lot.

Time needed to visit Tunisia

For a trip to Tunisia such as the one I did, I would say a minimum of 10 days is required, ideally 2 weeks. For this itinerary in Tunisia, one week was too short and we didn’t have enough time to land or visit each of the places.

My trip to Tunisia was memorable. Hoping that this article on my itinerary will have made you want to visit Tunisia soon.

My 12 suggestions can serve as your starting point for where to go in Tunisia and serve as inspiration for what to do in Tunisia, see and visit in this beautiful North African country.

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Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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