15 days in Des Moines & Algiers Itinerary

15 days in Des Moines & Algiers Itinerary

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15 days in Des Moines & Algiers Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Des Moines, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
2
Algiers, Algeria
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

7
nights
Des Moines, United States

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Danish America and Danish Windmill Museum. Visiting Clive Greenbelt Trail and Seven Oaks Recreation will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Matchstick Marvels Museum (in Gladbrook), Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center (in Prairie City) and Winterset (Hogback Covered Bridge & Iowa Quilt Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, indulge your thirst for a good beer at 515 Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hausbarn.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Des Moines online road trip planner .

New York City to Des Moines is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Des Moines is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Des Moines hover around 33°F and lows are around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mason City, Elk Horn, Winterset, Central Gardens of North Iowa, Hausbarn
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Seven Oaks Recreation ©
Seven Oaks Recreation
Museum of Danish America ©
Museum of Danish America

6
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique and Jamaa El Jedid. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee National du Bardo and Musee Public National de Cherchell. Step out of Algiers with an excursion to Ruines Romaines Tipaza in Tipasa--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastere de Tibhirine, view the masterpieces at Palais des Rais, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and see the interesting displays at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Algiers trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Des Moines to Algiers. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Des Moines to Algiers. Traveling from Des Moines in January, expect Algiers to be warmer, temps between 63°F and 42°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Algiers

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Musee Public National de Cherchell, Ruines Romaines Tipaza
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Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo
Ruines Romaines Tipaza ©
Ruines Romaines Tipaza
Musee Public National de Cherchell ©
Musee Public National de Cherchell

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