Tunis (Tunisia)

Tunis Travel Guide and Trip Resources


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Bustling Tunis

Tunis is Tunisia's capital, at about 300km from Palermo in Italy
Often overlooked by visitors heading to nearby resorts, but actually has much to offer in terms of sights and atmosphere (mix of Mediterranean and North Africa)
Souk in the Medina, gates, museums and mosques

OK - so we have to start with the obligatory "check with your government" on the safety of visiting Tunisia. In general though, as of writing (late 2014), the coastal areas and especially Tunis - far away from the at times troubled border with restive Algeria - are absolutely safe (but really though, do check). Then let's get on to business shall we?

Tunis is Tunisia's Mediterranean coastal capital, at about 300 kilometers or 200 miles from Palermo in Italy and just a short while away from the most northern tip of Africa. Most tourists get in here to fast make their way to some of the - admittedly good - resorts elsewhere on the coast, but we say that this city with its fine balance of the Northern African and the Mediterranean shouldn't be overlooked.

In terms of sights, Tunis offers you one of the most manageable (and enjoyable) souks in all of northern Africa, where you will find everything from kitschy souvenirs, sweets and dried fruits to luxury goods and clothing. Besides the medina there are museums (such as the Bardo Museum), several historical gates, a Cathedral and the Zitouna Mosque, as well as the impressive Roman ruins of Carthage nearby. If you want to head away from the crowds, just head to the green and spread out Lake Tunis. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Tunis is a city in Tunisia. It has a population of 651,183, is situated at an altitude of 23ft and the best airport to fly into is TUN (Carthage, Tunis)
  • The currency used in Tunisia is the Tunisian dinar (TND)

Tunis Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
61 63 68 72 81 88 93 93 86 81 72 64

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2.3 2.2 1.9 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.3 1.3 2.6 2.2 2.6

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