Pack with confidence and avoid baggage fees - clothing tips and packing checklists for your vacation

What to Wear in Tunisia

General Packing Tips

  • Travel in a Muslim country is very different from Europe or North America, dress modestly and cover upaway from your resort hotel.
  • Make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime and it is best to avoid heels - flat sandals for the evenings and preferably closed in shoes for the day as the streets are often uneven and dusty. We really like Hotter shoes, as they're so comfortable but light and stylish too.
  • During the day it's hot, so our advice is to pack lightweight, loose fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry.
  • If you're planing a trip into the dunes, take along a scarf or sarong to tie around your face to keep out the blowing sand.
  • Don’t drink or even brush your teeth in tap water. Consider taking a Water-to-Go Filtration Water Bottle.
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), sunglasses and a sunhat.
  • A lightweight day sack will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.

Clothing Tips for Women

  • Cotton or other natural fiber shirts or t-shirts, teamed with cotton pants or ankle length skirts are good and remember to cover your shoulders or you will be looked at.
  • Short tops, short skirts/shorts, tight or body revealing clothes etc. should be avoided altogether.
  • Keep clothing loose - it has the advantage of keeping you cooler anyway and you will get less unwanted attention. A skirt or loose-fitting pants are good in the heat and will protect you from the sun.
  • Our advice would be to keep swimwear to the beach and pool, and cover up with a Kaftan or sarong when walking around public areas.
  • A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
  • When visiting any religious sites, use your pashmina shawl to cover your shoulders and bare legs.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.

Pack for the Weather

  • May, June, July, August, September and October are the hottest months - avoid sythetic fabrics as they will be really uncomfortable in the heat.
  • September, October, November, December and January are the wettest months, when we advise that you pack a lightweight raincoat.

Last updated 14 November 2014.

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Pack Light

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  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

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