Best time to visit Tunisia

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Tunisia

Best time of year to visit Tunisia

As it is deadly hot in the summer and extremely chilly in the winter, the best time to visit Tunisia is between March and May or September to November. The country is less busy during these months and the weather is oh so sweet.

Get busy with camping in the Sahara desert or exploring Chott el Jerid lake. These places offer a spectacular experience during spring and autumn months. Torrid Tunisian summer should be spent on the beach, chilling and swimming. Sunscreen and a hat are must-haves to protect your skin and head from the aggressive sun.

The weather from December through February can be a bit unpredictable with possible strong, cold winds and freezing rain. The Atlas Mountains tend to get covered in snow. This period is pure heaven for birdwatchers as the chances of discovering rare bird species in the stillness of winter become a lot higher.

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Chott el Djerid Lake

Chott el Djerid Lake

March–May | September–October • nature

Set amidst the largest salt pan in Sahara Desert, the lake dries up in summer, but repenished with new rain waters it amazes with its whites, greens and purples

Camping in Tunisian Sahara

Camping in Tunisian Sahara

October–May • activity

Instead of a hotel, Tunisia offers you to sleep in the desert

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

March–November • activity

Tunisian underwater world promises amazing tunnels, colourful fauna, and unforgettable archaeological sites

The Waterfall of Tamerza

The Waterfall of Tamerza

December–May • nature

Visit Tunisia if you want to see a real oasis

Le Train Lézard Rouge

Le Train Lézard Rouge

all year round • activity

Sit down comfortably and just ride into history

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

March–May | October–February  • nature

Some unique locations of Tunisia are a refuge for many amazing birds

Beach Season

Beach Season

April–June | September–October • activity

Enjoy spectacular sand beaches with crystal-clear water

Hammam (Turkish Bath)

Hammam (Turkish Bath)

March–May | September–February • activity

Relax and feel the spirit of the old times at one of the historic baths

Ichkeul Lake

Ichkeul Lake

December–May  • nature

A remarkable and picturesque place where birds stop before resuming their long journey

Sahara Camel Trekking

Sahara Camel Trekking

March–May | September–November • activity

Indulge in the atmosphere of caravans and desert crossing

Cycling

Cycling

October–May • activity

A fast and easy way to explore the landscape of the desert

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International Festival of Hammamet

International Festival of Hammamet

July 10–August 17, 2019 • event

Feel the traditional culture of Tunisia during this major music and theatre event in the city of Hammamet

National Women's Day

National Women's Day

August 13 • event

Tunisian women celebrate their rights and rally for gender equality

Festival International de Dougga (Dougga Fest)

Festival International de Dougga (Dougga Fest)

July 24–August 10, 2019 • event

Immerse yourself into a classical cultural heritage at the famous archaeological site

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

November • food

Learn how the olive oil is made in the country that is on the list of world's top oil exporters

International Festival of Saharan Ksours

International Festival of Saharan Ksours

postponed to October 2020 • event

Are you ready to explore the Star Wars planet?

Mechouia Salad

Mechouia Salad

June–August • food

The cuisine of this country has something to surprise you with

Wine Season

Wine Season

August–November • food

Find out all about winemaking in Tunisia

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