42 days in Algiers & Tunisia Itinerary

42 days in Algiers & Tunisia Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  21 h
1
Algiers, Algeria
— 15 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Tozeur, Tunisia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
El-Jem, Tunisia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Monastir, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kairouan, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Beja Governorate, Tunisia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Tunis, Tunisia
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Escape the urban bustle at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park and Ushuaia Beach Club. Head to Palais of Rais - Bastion 23 and Musee Public National de Cherchellfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Algiers: Blida (Ancienne Synagogue de Blida, Patrice Lumumba Garden, &more), Sidi Rached (Tombeau de la Chretienne & Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania) and Tipasa Archaeological Park (in Tipasa). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Djurdjura National Park. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Chrea National Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, get to know the fascinating history of La Rue Didouche Mourad, examine the collection at Musee National du Bardo, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Algiers planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Algiers is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Algiers, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Algiers. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blida, Sidi Rached, La Playa, Tipasa Archaeological Park, Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
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Tassili N'Ajjer National Park ©
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Palais of Rais - Bastion 23 ©
Palais of Rais - Bastion 23

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.
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba and Fine Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce and Djerba Golf Club. Change things up with a short trip to Escale de Toujane in Matmata (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lalla Hadria Museum, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, hunt for treasures at Markt/Basar in Houmt Souk, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Djerba Island trip planner.

You can fly from Algiers to Djerba Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Algiers in July, Djerba Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tozeur.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Escale de Toujane
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba ©
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba
Lalla Hadria Museum ©
Lalla Hadria Museum

4
nights
Tozeur, Tunisia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sahara Desert and National Park Dghoumes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tamerza Canyon and Ksour of Tamerza. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chott El Jerid, explore the stunning scenery at Sidi Bouhlel Canyon, explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and head outdoors with La Corbeille.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tozeur day trip planning app.

You can fly from Djerba Island to Tozeur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Djerba Island in July: highs in Tozeur hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El-Jem.

Things to do in Tozeur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

La Corbeille, Ksour of Tamerza
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Tamerza Canyon ©
Tamerza Canyon
Sidi Bouhlel Canyon ©
Sidi Bouhlel Canyon

1
night
El-Jem, Tunisia

El-Jem ©
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre of El Jem and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of El-Djem.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El-Jem trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Tozeur to El-Jem takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tozeur in July, things will get a bit cooler in El-Jem: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monastir.

Things to do in El-Jem

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of El-Djem ©
Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
Amphitheatre of El Jem ©
Amphitheatre of El Jem

3
nights
Monastir, Tunisia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sousse Archaeological Museum and Medina of Sousse. Let the collections at Museum Dar Essid and Dar Am Taieb capture your imagination. Step out of Monastir with an excursion to Seville Center in Sousse--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grosse Moschee von Sousse, explore the historical opulence of Ribat of Monastir, view the masterpieces at Gallery Espressioni, and steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monastir trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from El-Jem to Monastir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kairouan.

Things to do in Monastir

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sousse
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Museum Dar Essid ©
Museum Dar Essid
Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse

2
nights
Kairouan, Tunisia

Kairouan ©
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Three Doors Mosque, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Great Mosque of Kairouan, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Kairouan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Takrouna, thenexamine the collection at D'Enfidha, and then contemplate the long history of Bassins Aghlabites.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kairouan online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Monastir to Kairouan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Kairouan can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Beja Governorate.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Enfidha
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The Great Mosque of Kairouan ©
The Great Mosque of Kairouan
Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber) ©
Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)
Medina of Kairouan
Medina of Kairouan

1
night
Beja Governorate, Tunisia

Beja Governorate ©
Béja Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ain Tounga, thendelve into the distant past at Dougga, and then make a trip to Musti.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beja Governorate online road trip planner.

Drive from Kairouan to Beja Governorate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kairouan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beja Governorate, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tunis.

Things to do in Beja Governorate

Historic Sites
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Dougga ©
Dougga
Ain Tounga ©
Ain Tounga
Musti ©
Musti

8
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baths of Antoninus and Ruins of Kerkouane. Let the collections at Museum Dar el-Annabi and Postal museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet, Hammamet Beach, &more) and Plage el Mansoura (in Kelibia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, contemplate the long history of Tahar Haddad Club, examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, and explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Carthage.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tunis trip planner.

You can drive from Beja Governorate to Tunis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Beja Governorate in July, expect nights in Tunis to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammamet, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Kelibia, Efesto Salon des Artistes
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Baths of Antoninus ©
Baths of Antoninus
Villas Romaines ©
Villas Romaines
Ruins of Kerkouane ©
Ruins of Kerkouane

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