With its strategic location and relatively good transportation links, Tunis offers easy access to a myriad of enchanting destinations within a short distance. From the ancient ruins of Carthage to the picturesque landscapes of Zaghouan and the coastal charm of Hammamet, there's something for every traveler to discover just a stone's throw away from the capital city.

 

With Tunis as your starting point, you can immerse yourself in the country's rich history, explore its natural wonders, and experience the vibrant culture that defines Tunisia, all within a day's journey. So whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a taste of adventure, let Tunis be your gateway to unforgettable daily trips across this captivating country.

 

 

 

Day Trips from Tunis for Adventure and Nature lovers 

 

Embark on exhilarating day trips from Tunis to destinations that promise a blend of adventure and nature. From rugged landscapes to serene lakes, each spot offers a unique experience that invigorates the soul and feeds the adventurous spirit. Here’s why these destinations are perfect for day trips from Tunis, what activities await, and how they showcase mesmerizing landscapes.

 

1. Bizerte

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 65 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1 hour.

 

 

Bizerte’s proximity to Tunis and its diverse landscapes make it an ideal choice for a day trip. Indeed, Bizerte covers an area a similar to Los Angeles and bigger than London. If this is not enough telling on the number of places you can visit and the diverse landscapes you can enjoy, let us tell you that this coastal paradise accommodates all seasons. 

 

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During the cooler seasons, exploring the heart of Bizerte comes highly recommended. From the historical monuments to the charming port, this harbor town is an exceptional choice for those looking to immerse themselves in culture and scenic beauty. To get the most out of this open-air town, check our guide on what things to do there. 

 

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When the summer looms and the sun gets to show its true colors, Bizerte is a pure paradise for beach days. With secluded gems like Cap Zebib, Cap Anglea, and Cap Serrat, alongside the enchanting Ghar El Melh, it beckons adventurers to explore its captivating landscapes where rugged cliffs seamlessly embrace the sea. Dive into the azure waters for exhilarating snorkeling or diving escapades, or opt for the adrenaline rush of cliff diving.

 

Alternatively, immerse yourself in the serenity of coastal hikes, all amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of Bizerte.

 

 

2. Lake Ichkeul:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 90 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1 hour and a half. 

 

 

Nestled in the picturesque plain of Mateur, just 75 kilometers north of Tunis, Lake Ichkeul is a  a must-visit destination for those who like visiting national parks and immerse themselves in nature. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it promises great hikes through the lush landscapes surrounding the lake, soaking in the serene ambiance. Birdwatching enthusiasts can also spot a variety of migratory birds, including flamingos and herons.

 

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Lake Ichkeul’s serene beauty and diverse wildlife offer a peaceful escape from the city.. Exploring its pristine surroundings fosters a sense of adventure and a profound connection with the natural world, elevating the appreciation for nature's boundless wonders.

 

 

3. Kelibia

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 120 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 2 hours.

 

 

Along with its pristine beaches, Klebia boasts historic landmarks that give glimpses of the culture and history of the whole region of Cap Bon. The idyllic setting and rich history make it a captivating day trip destination. 

 

Those who like relaxing on the golden sands and unwinding will find in this remote Mediterranean city a small paradise for retreat. Whether in Kelibia Beach or Al Mansourah, you can enjoy your time sunbathing, swimming and enjoying your best life. 

 

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After a warm hug with the Mediterranean sun, visit the iconic Kelibia Fortress, perched atop a cliff overlooking the sea, and explore the charming town center. 

 

offers a multifaceted adventure. Whether lounging on its beaches or exploring ancient fortresses, visitors are treated to panoramic views and a sense of awe-inspiring wonder.

 

 

4. Djebel Resas:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 100 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1.5 hours.

 

 

Nestled between the towering Boukornine and Jebel Zaghouan, Djebel Resas offers an unparalleled adventure amidst breathtaking landscapes. Not for the faint heart, a hike in Standing proudly as one of Tunisia's limestone peaks, this mountain is not for the faint hearts. If you are a hiker accustomed to hard hikes and mountain climbing, this is your sign to include this mesmerizing mountain in your itinerary. 

 

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The hike up Djebel Ressas offers a gradual ascent through rugged terrain and lush landscapes, evoking a sense of anticipation as you approach the summit. As the trail steepens, the challenge intensifies, leading you through rocky paths towards panoramic views of Greater Tunis and Boukornine mountain. At the summit, a breathtaking vista unfolds, showcasing Tunisia's northern landscapes and the azure Mediterranean Sea. The descent, while steep, invites reflection amidst the mountain's tranquility, offering a chance to appreciate the journey's beauty and challenges.

 

There are many Facebook groups of hikers and adventure lovers where you can find buddies to accompany you in this  physical journey and soul-stirring adventure. Usually these community groups organize weekly or bi-weekly hiking event to Djebel Ressas. 

 

 

5. Haouaria:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 100 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1.5 hours.

 

Can you just picture a paradise with a few people? For us, it would be certainly Al Houaria, this incredible city in  the Cap Bon Peninsula. As a great destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiast, it promises stunning coastal sceneries and rich biodiversity  that would certainly level up your itinerary considerably.

 

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Haouaria can be explored via a myriad of activities. One of them is hiking. As the Cape Bon Biosphere Reserve is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, a hike is worth the effort. Also, the beaches are one of the best in the country. Enjoy the tranquility of the Mediterranean Sea and relax on the pristine beaches. If you’re a diving enthusiast, scuba diving is highly recommended. Whether hiking through the biosphere reserve or lounging on its beaches, visitors are treated to captivating vistas and a sense of awe-inspiring wonder.

 

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To upscale your journey, you can opt for a spiritual trip in Haouaira where you can combine all the above-mentioned activities with a genuine spiritual touch. Waking up in a guest house with traditional decor and authentic South Meditarannean vibes to do fly yoga in the morning followed by a spiritual hike in the  majestic mountains and the rugged coastline. Finish your second half of the day by the sea relaxing and kayaking. If this sounds like something you want to give up everything to do, don’t hesitate to book your trip here. 

 

 

Day Trips from Tunis for History and Archeology lovers : 

 

Who wants to go to Rome when there is everything you need just 1,035 kilometers away from Rome with fewer expenses, yet relatively the same allure. If you are one of  those who have yet to experience the allure of Rome, these places in Tunisia offer a compelling alternative. From ancient ruins to well-preserved artifacts, embark on a journey through time and unearth the rich cultural heritage that awaits in these enchanting destinations.

 

Bulla Regia:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 160 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 2  hours.

 

Bulla Regia is located in northwestern Tunisia, near the modern town of Jendouba. It's approximately 115 kilometers southwest of Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. Known for its well-preserved Roman ruins, including underground villas with intact mosaics, Bulla Regia is a great destination for those who want to embark on Rome-like experiences. 

 

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Revealing some of the most ancient Roman ruins amidst the tranquil Tunisian countryside, Bulla Regia promises a captivating glimpse into antiquity. Its well-preserved subterranean homes with intact mosaics stand as testaments to Roman architectural ingenuity.

 

bulla regia archeological site

 

The best thing about a trip to Bulla Regia is how you can combine it to other archeological sites scattered in the western north of the country. This adds richness to your road trip as it builds a complete historical   cultural experience without compromising the great natural landscapes where the green sceneries are unbeatable. 

 

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Dougga:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 140 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 2 hours.

 

 

Dougga is one of those archeological sites you can include in your itinerary of one day trip from Tunis. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s distinguished by preserving an impressive array of Roman ruins amidst a picturesque landscape. Its well-preserved temples, theaters, and baths offer a glimpse into the grandeur of ancient Roman civilization.

 

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From marvel at the architectural feats of the Romans to exploring the majestic temples of Jupiter and Juno, the impressive Capitol, and the stunning theater, your exploration of this site is very rewarding with an inexplicable feeling of living in a remote time and space. 

 

Combining it with Bulla Regia or Testour can add another dimension to your day trip. 

 

 

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Carthage:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 15 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 30 minutes.

 

You may be surprised on why we included Carthage in this list of day trips from Tunis. The same surprise catches us as we learn how many visitors tend to skip the Carthage part of their trip to Tunisia. 

 

Carthage is the cradle of the Carthaginian civilization that was founded by Phoenician settlers around 814 BCE before growing as a powerful maritime empire in the Mediterranean region. The Carthaginians were known for their prowess in trade, navigation, and military strategy. They established colonies across North Africa, the Mediterranean, and even parts of Spain and Sicily. 

 

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Now standing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a living testimony of the rich history and archaeological wonders of one of the most significant civilizations in the Mediterranean. From ancient ruins to museums, it offers a journey through time.

 

You can explore Carthage in a full day and conclude it in Sidi Bousaid. Wander through the sprawling archaeological site of Carthage, exploring ancient remnants such as the Baths of Antoninus, the Punic ports, and the Roman theater. Gain insight into the city's history by booking a private guide and get the most out of this experience. 

 

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Bardo Museum:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 5 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 15 minutes.

 

Visitors tend to skip Bardo Museum thinking that it’s still closed. Indeed, the museum reopened after a long period of renovation that would upscale the visit and provide a better experience. Housing one of the world's most extensive collections of Roman mosaics and artifacts, The Bardo Museum stands as a treasure trove of Tunisian history and art. Its diverse exhibits offer insights into Tunisia's rich cultural heritage.

 

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The stunning architecture of the Bardo Museum only can be a good reason to visit it, as it is  housed in a former palace of the Tunisian Beys. Wander through the halls of the Bardo Museum, admiring its vast collection of Roman mosaics, sculptures, and artifacts. Discover treasures from ancient Carthage, Roman Tunisia, and beyond.

 

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Three to five hours are more than enough to explore the Museum, so make sure to combine it with another activity, like a Medina visit or horse ridding in Sidi Thabet. If you are a meat lover, you may take lunch at the Bizerte route just after Geant and cherish the grilled plates there. 

 

 

Zaghouan:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 50 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1 hour.

 

Zaghouan is renowned for its ancient Roman aqueducts and temples dedicated to water engineering.  offering a fascinating glimpse into ancient engineering and religious practices. The Temple of Water, dedicated to the Roman god of water, is located atop Jebel Zaghouan, a location that makes it worth the visit. Admire the ruins of this ancient sanctuary and imagine its significance in Roman religious life.

 

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If you are into hiking, you can also hike from the Temple of Water to the summit of Zaghouan Mountain. In case you don’t have the energy for this, go explore the city. Built in the 17th century by the Andalusian community, the Medina of Zaghouan is distinguished by its architectural beauty and cultural richness.

 

Get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the Andalusian Medina and admire the beautiful residences and narrow alleys that weave through this picturesque quarter. Don't miss the centerpiece of the Medina, the Great Mosque of Zaghouan, which rises majestically amidst the bustling streets.

 

In your way back from Zaghouan, don’t forget to spoil yourself with some kaak warka with nesri water, a famous type of pastries typical of this region.

 

 

 

Day Trips from Tunis for Culture and Disconnection Lovers 

 

Kairouan:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 160 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 2 hours.

 

 

Kairouan, the fourth-holiest city in Islam, promises an unparalleled journey through Tunisia's cultural and religious heritage. Its well-preserved medina, ancient mosques, and historic landmarks transport visitors back in time. From the iconic Great Mosque of Kairouan, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture dating back to the 9th century, to its Aghlabid Basins, ancient reservoirs that once supplied water to the city, this central city has a lot to offer than you think.

 

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The Medina there is also worth the visit, as it mesmerizes visitors with its vibrant atmosphere of its bustling markets and artisan workshops. While you get lost in its labyrinthine streets discovering its hidden treasures and immersing yourself in local culture, remember that this is more than a religious city as it served as a filming site to the iconic movie Indiana Jones. 

 

 

Testour:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 70 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1 hour.

 

A few locals would recommend testour as a city to visit while discovering Tunisia. A true hidden gem less than 100 kilometers away from Tunis, this picturesque hillside town offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its well-preserved Medina and unique Andalusian architecture provide a glimpse into Tunisia's diverse cultural heritage.

 

Testour tunisia day trip

 

Wander through the narrow streets of Testour's medina, admiring its whitewashed buildings, arched doorways, and ornate balconies. Discover hidden squares and tranquil courtyards tucked away amidst the maze of alleyways. Explore the Andalusian Mosque of Testour, known for its distinctive horseshoe-shaped arches and elegant minaret. Learn about the town's Andalusian heritage and the role of its mosque in local religious life.

 

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Hike enthusiasts can also find Testour as a great spot. The nearby dam with its peaceful landscapes gives scenic views of the surrounding countryside. 

 

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Zriba Olia:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 40 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1 hour.

 

 

Zriba Olia, a charming mountain village, offers a serene escape amidst scenic landscapes and traditional Berber architecture. Its tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty make it an ideal destination for relaxation and cultural immersion.

 

Zriba Olia Zaghouan

 

Here everything breathes Amazigh culture, the indigenous culture of North Africa. It’s one of the few sports where you can enjoy the traditional Amazigh dwellings, characterized by their distinctive whitewashed walls and green accents.

 

zriba olia day trip

 

Take a scenic hike through the picturesque countryside surrounding Zriba Olia, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling hills and valleys below. Discover hidden trails and natural wonders as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape.

 

 

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Hergla:

 

Distance from Tunis: Approximately 130 kilometers.

Driving Hours: Around 1.5 hours.

 

Hergla, a tranquil fishing village on the Mediterranean coast, offers a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its charming harbor, sandy beaches, and relaxed atmosphere make it an ideal destination for culture and disconnection lovers alike.

 

hergla day trip from tunis

 

For one day, you can conceive a great itinerary in Hergla combining some hours on the beach and other ones in the city wandering or learning how to weave halfa.  Spend a leisurely day soaking up the sun on Hergla's pristine beaches, enjoying panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters or simply unwind on the sandy shores.

 

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Then, wander through the narrow streets of Hergla's old town, admiring its whitewashed buildings, colorful doors, and charming cafes. Meet the artisans there and make social impact by booking one of their weaving sessions. It’s a perfect blend of cultural immersion and relaxation, providing an unforgettable day trip experience for culture and disconnection lovers.

 

 

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Don’t Hesitate to Book some Days Trips from Tunis 

 

Don't hesitate to book some day trips from Tunis and embark on a journey of discovery through Tunisia's hidden treasures. From the ancient ruins of Bulla Regia or Dougga to the breathtaking landscapes of Djebel el Serj or Hergla, each destination offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the country's rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you're a history buff, nature lover, or adventure seeker, Tunisia has something to offer for everyone. So pack your bags, hit the road, and let the adventure begin!