When to go to Tunis: climate, best time and tips month by month

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The capital offers really interesting attractions to visit and is located in a strategic position to explore, for example, El Jem and Carthage.

The climate is Mediterranean type, therefore very pleasant for most of the year. Since May, however, temperatures can get really hot, with peaks of even 40 degrees!
In short, to enjoy a top holiday it is good to evaluate all the aspects that characterize the various seasons.

Here are the detailed information on the climate to evaluate the best time to leave for this splendid land!


  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Tunis: the cheapest period
  3. Tunis in Spring
  4. Tunis in Summer
  5. Tunis in Autumn
  6. Tunis in Winter
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: the ideal is in spring. The pleasant climate allows you to enjoy the city with ease without rain and without the scorching heat. In this period the vegetation is luxuriant, and therefore the landscape gives its best.
  • Period to avoid: for a purely cultural trip, avoid autumn and winter due to the rather frequent rains and the months of July and August due to the very high temperatures.

The best time for a trip to Tunis is spring, when the temperatures are pleasant, the trees in bloom and there is still the scorching heat of midsummer.

The climate is Mediterranean, winters are mild, with temperatures that do not fall below zero and in the minimum values ​​settle on average around 7 ° C, while in the maximum values ​​around 16 ° C.
Both winter and autumn are the wettest and dullest months during which the rains are concentrated: it rains from October to March with an average of 8 days and 6 cm per month.

Summers are very hot with daytime temperatures hovering around 32 ° C. In July and August, peaks of up to 40 ° C can be reached.

When to go to Tunis: the cheapest period

From an economic point of view, Tunisia, in general, it is not an expensive destination.

However, if you want to save quite a bit, it is certainly more convenient to visit it in the autumn and winter months (except for Christmas and New Year which are expensive anywhere in the world).

The period from October to March is considered low season, excluding holidays.

If you want to spend little and have the opportunity to leave during these periods, there are so many low-cost solutions. It is only necessary to do the begging for the weather and hope that the rain is kind and will spare you its presence during your stay.

Tunis in Spring

It is the perfect season to visit the city. The good weather returns, the vegetation flourishes and the evenings are brighter.

Spring also marks the beginning of the programming of great festivals, such as jazz and DJ evenings in night clubs and lounge bars.

Jazz à Carthage, proposes jazz and pop artists from all over the region, but also from Europe and America, organizes ten days of concerts in exclusive places around Tunis.

The event of the year is the Salon de la Création Artisanale at the Le Kram exhibition center. Artisans come from all over the country to exhibit their artifacts to the buyers of the salon: wool kilim rugs, hand-painted ceramics, beauty care products and a myriad of objects for the home and the person.

Ramadan generally occurs in spring. This allows you to live evening experiences rich in local traditions especially in the Medina (the old quarter) such as, for example, sharing the iftar, the dinner that breaks the fast after sunset.

Tunis in Summer

Perfect for seaside holidays. The closest beach is certainly that of Hammamet.

However, on days that are not particularly hot, also because they are often mitigated by the sea breeze, it is possible to take advantage of discover the cultural richness of the country. The site of Carthage, the imposing Roman amphitheater of El Jem, the sumptuous Bardo museum which includes one of the finest collections of mosaics in the world. For the little ones there is also the Friguia Parkun, the zoological park near Hammamet.

In Sidi Bou Said (15 km from Tunis) in June the Arabian horse festival, a riot of horse shows, competitions and feats. In August, the El Jem amphitheater welcomes the International Symphonic Music Festival: evening concerts in a very suggestive and candlelit location.

Tunis in Autumn

Ideal season for music lovers. In fact, offers a large number of music festivals, characterized by the presence of music of various genres and therefore suitable for different tastes.

At the Acropolium in Carthage, for example, it takes place every year L'Ottobre Musicale, a classical music festival much appreciated.

Fans of traditional music and songs of the Mediterranean will be able to decide to participate at the Musiqât festival, at the palace of the Baron d'Erlanger in Sidi Bou Said.

Furthermore it is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to body care. In fact, there are many tourists who go to the Spas and thalassotherapy centers. The proposals, periodically renewed, include the latest generation of aesthetic medicine, many muscle strengthening or relaxation techniques or the possibility of being able to approach relaxing and energizing massages.

Tunis in Winter

The city certainly does not give its best from a climatic point of view. The period is rather rainy.

However, in the absence of rain, the mild temperatures allow you to get lost in the alleys of the Medina. The latter is really very large, and browsing the various souks without the suffocating summer heat and the high season crowds, becomes a very pleasant and very enjoyable experience.

Rainy days (unfortunately not rare in the winter months) they are an opportunity to close oneself in museums. The Bard it's so big you can spend the whole day there! - book your tour online
The alternative is to enjoy some wellness and relaxation in a spa specialized in thalassotherapy.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter: mid-season clothes tending to heavy, sweaters and sweatshirts, jacket, jacket, raincoat and umbrella.
  • In summer: light and comfortable clothes (preferably in natural fabric), headgear, sunglasses and sunscreen. Swimsuit and beach equipment.
  • In autumn and spring: spring / autumn clothes, a sweater or sweatshirt for the evening, sunglasses, anti-rain and umbrella.

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