Tunisia Travel Guide

Tunisia Travel Guide

Atmosphere: An Arab Muslim country with a population of 11 Million (2016). The French protectorate of Tunisia started in 1881 and dissolved on March 20, 1956, but it left an impression on the life and culture there as the first foreign language in Tunisia is French.

Location: located in the north of Africa on the Mediterranean sea and has borders with Algeria and Libya

Language: Arabic is the main language there. and French is the second language as the French

Time Zone: Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Currency is Tunisian Dinar with = 0.38 USD.  1 USD = 2.63 Tunisian Dinar

Best time to visit Tunisia

Best time to visit Tunisia in May as the weather is perfect neither Hot nor cold especially if you wanna visit Sahara but If you like the hot weather the Peak season from June till September, when the hot summer weather makes this prime time for beach going (up to 34 Celsius). However, thanks to Tunisia’s Mediterranean climate, coastal weather is warm and sunny year-round.

Tunisia Festivals 

Major festivals include the International Festival of Carthage an art and music festival

Djerba Fest, a live music festival.

and the Sahara Festival in Douz which features camel racing.

The major religious holidays are Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, and Eid Al Adha

Where to go in Tunisia / What to do in Tunisia

1- Tunis the Capital

  • Bardo National museum take a metro for about half a dinar from the city center or a taxi from the city center for about 5 Tunisian Dinar
  • Medina of Tunis full of traditional markets “Souqs in Arabic” selling everything
  • Al-Zaytuna Mosque: The oldest and biggest mosque in Tunis which has 9 entrances and covers about 5000 square meters
  • Lake of Tunis: a natural lagoon located between Tunis the capital and the Gulf of Tunis
  • North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Berber Village
  • Kasbah Square
  • Hammam: Local traditional bath and massage

2- Carthage

With a history stretching back nearly three millennia, Carthage was once the heart of a powerful Mediterranean empire before being leveled by the Romans in the Third Punic War in 146 BC. It sprang from the ashes to become an important early Christian center before again being destroyed by Islamic invaders in the late 7th century. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carthage is a short train ride from Tunis and has several interesting attractions.

  • Ancient Roman Baths
  • Carthaginian Ruins
  • Carthage Museum
  • Carthage Aqueduct
  • Saint Louis Cathedral
  • Villas Romaines
  • Tophet de Carthage
  • The Roman theatre of Carthage
  • Punic Ports & Museum
  • El Abidin Moschea
  • Oceanographic Museum

3- Sidi Bou Said

The amazing city has its own style of  White and blue homes

    • Centro Storico
    • Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
    • Museum Dar el-Annabi
    • Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes
    • D’Art Lella Salha & Des metiers
    • Byrsa (near Carthage) was a walled citadel above the Phoenician harbor in ancient Carthage, Tunisia, as well as the name of the hill it rested on

4- Dougga

An ancient Romano-Berber city in northern Tunisia included in a 65-hectare archaeological site. UNESCO qualified Dougga as a World Heritage Site in 1997, believing that it represents the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa

Tunisia Visa

if you’re going to stay up to 90 days, a visa is not required for citizens of 97 world countries, including all citizens of the EU (except Cyprus), United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, and an extensive number of further states.

Citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Macao, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan may only enter visa-free when traveling as part of an organized tour, upon producing a hotel voucher.

Citizens of Egypt must have a prior visa from the Tunisian embassy in Cairo before traveling

But Make sure that your country’s citizens are allowed to enter Tunisia without a prior visa before traveling.