21 days in Tunisia, Algeria & Morocco Itinerary

21 days in Tunisia, Algeria & Morocco Itinerary

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21 days in Tunisia, Algeria & Morocco Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7 h
1
Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hammamet, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sousse, Tunisia
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Constantine, Algeria
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Oran, Algeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Tlemcen, Algeria
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
7
Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Rabat, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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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.
Tunis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zitouna Mosque, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, and take a stroll through Medina of Tunis.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tunis trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tunis is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Tunis, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Tunis is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hammamet.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carthage, Marche Centrale de La Marsa, Centro storico
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Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Centro storico ©
Centro storico

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Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Medina of Hammamet, kick back and relax at Hammamet Beach, and then visit Yasmin Hammamet. On the next day, play a few rounds at Citrus Golf Course, then find something for the whole family at Carthageland, then have some family-friendly fun at Zizou Paintball Club Hammamet, and finally make a splash at FunWater Hammamet.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hammamet holiday planner.

Getting from Tunis to Hammamet by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hammamet are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sousse.

Things to do in Hammamet

Outdoors Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

FunWater Hammamet
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Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
Citrus Golf Course ©
Citrus Golf Course
FunWater Hammamet ©
FunWater Hammamet

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Imagine Espace Creatif, steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, then step into the grandiose world of Ribat of Monastir, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Monastir Marina. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Medina of Sousse, then make a splash at Aqua Palace, and finally find something for the whole family at Hannibal Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sousse online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hammamet to Sousse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Constantine.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Monastir, Port El Kantaoui
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Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Aqua Palace ©
Aqua Palace
Hannibal Park ©
Hannibal Park

1
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Constantine, Algeria

Constantine ©
Not to be confused with Constantinople, the historical city from 330 to 1453 in Thrace, now Istanbul, Turkey.Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, then don't miss a visit to Monument Aux Morts, and then snap pictures at Pont Sidi M’Cid.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Constantine tour planner.

Getting from Sousse to Constantine by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sousse in August since evenings lows in Constantine dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Oran.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites
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Emir Abdelkader Mosquee ©
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee
Pont Sidi M’Cid ©
Pont Sidi M’Cid
Monument Aux Morts ©
Monument Aux Morts

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Oran, Algeria

Oran ©
A cultural hub of Algeria, the coastal city of Oran boasts a long and varied history, from its founding by Moorish merchants in the 10th century, through centuries of Spanish, Ottoman, and French rule, and Algeria's bloody war for independence.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Madagh 1 and then don't miss a visit to La Gare d'Oran. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Cruz, and then don't miss a visit to La Porte d'Espagne.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oran trip itinerary app.

Getting from Constantine to Oran by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Constantine in August since evenings lows in Oran dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Oran

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Plage de Madagh 1 ©
Plage de Madagh 1
Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
La Gare d'Oran ©
La Gare d'Oran

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Tlemcen, Algeria

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar and then head outdoors with Les Grottes de Beni Add.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tlemcen tour planner.

Getting from Oran to Tlemcen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Tlemcen are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Tlemcen

Outdoors
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Les Grottes de Beni Add ©
Les Grottes de Beni Add
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar ©
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar

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Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 16th (Sun), wander the streets of Medina of Tangier and then Head underground at Hercules Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tangier trip maker website.

You can drive from Tlemcen to Tangier in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Tlemcen in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Tangier, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Neighborhoods Nature
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Hercules Cave ©
Hercules Cave
Medina of Tangier ©
Medina of Tangier

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Attractions like Jardin Zoologique de Rabat and Musee de Maroc Telecom make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Casablanca (Quartier Habous & Hassan II Mosque). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, and pick up some local products at Ronde des saveurs.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rabat vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Tangier to Rabat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tangier in August, you will find days in Rabat are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casablanca
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Musee de Maroc Telecom ©
Musee de Maroc Telecom
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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Marrakech, Morocco

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Tanneries, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, stop by Le renard de Marrakech, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rabat to Marrakech in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rabat in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle

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