Weather and climate

Temperature: Mid-30s (°C) in July and August.

Best time to visit Tunisia: You can expect up to 12 hours of sunshine a day in the summer months.
The weather in Tunisia has a combination of a Mediterranean and African climate. The north of Tunisia, where most tourist resorts are found, reaches temperatures in the mid-30s (°C) in July and August, and has mild winters. Southern regions are generally hotter, with temperatures reaching 45°C.

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Tunisia is best for...

Explorers: The Sahara Explorer is a two-day adventure taking in Tunisia’s ancient sights and the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert.

Sightseers: Follow in the footsteps of the mighty gladiators at the impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa at El DJem.

Movie lovers: Visit three of the locations where Star Wars was filmed.

Fast facts

FCO Travel Advice: Before you book, visit for travel advice before making your decision.

Language: The main language spoken is a local Tunisian dialect (a mixture of Arabic, French, Italian and Maltese).

Currency: The currency used in is the Tunisian Dinar (TND) which you can only buy in Tunisia itself.

Local time: Tunisia is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Enfidha Airport. Transfers take between 30 and 45 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Tunisia is 3.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Tunisia tourist information can be found at

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Tunisia.

Local tax: A new local tax fee has been introduced in Tunisia. You'll be charged 2-3 Tunisian Dinars per night, depending on the star rating of your hotel. The star rating refers to your chosen hotel's official star rating system, not Thomas Cook’s. The maximum days of tax to be paid is 7-nights, and children under 12 won’t be charged.

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Safety and Security

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