17 days in Algeria Itinerary

17 days in Algeria Itinerary

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17 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  13​h
1
Oran
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tlemcen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mostaganem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tipasa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Algiers
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Batna
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Constantine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Annaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Athens

2
nights
Oran

Oran ©
A cultural hub of Algeria, the coastal city of Oran boasts a long and varied history, from its founding by Moorish merchants in the 10th century, through centuries of Spanish, Ottoman, and French rule, and Algeria's bloody war for independence.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to La Porte d'Espagne, don't miss a visit to La Gare d'Oran, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Madagh 1. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pacha Mosque, steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Grande Synagogue d'Oran.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oran vacation planner .

Athens, Greece to Oran is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Oran due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oran when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
Plage de Madagh 1 ©
Plage de Madagh 1
La Gare d'Oran ©
La Gare d'Oran

2
nights
Tlemcen

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. On the 31st (Wed), contemplate the long history of El Mansourah, admire the striking features of Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, and then get outside with Les Grottes de Beni Add. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Centre des etudes andalouses, then delve into the distant past at Great Mosque or Tlemcen, and then make a trip to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tlemcen trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Oran to Tlemcen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oran in July, you will find days in Tlemcen are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Mostaganem.

Things to do in Tlemcen

Historic Sites Outdoors Childrens Museums
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Mosquée Sidi Boumediene ©
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar ©
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar
Les Grottes de Beni Add ©
Les Grottes de Beni Add

1
night
Mostaganem

Mostaganem ©
Mostaganem is a port city in and capital of Mostaganem province, in the northwest of Algeria. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cap Ivi Lighthouse and then stroll through Hadjadj Plage.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mostaganem travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tlemcen to Mostaganem by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tlemcen to Mostaganem. When traveling from Tlemcen in August, plan for slightly colder days in Mostaganem, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tipasa.

Things to do in Mostaganem

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Cap Ivi Lighthouse ©
Cap Ivi Lighthouse

1
night
Tipasa

Tipasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ruines Romaines Tipaza, don't miss a visit to Tipasa Archaeological Park, and then steep yourself in history at Tombeau de la Chretienne.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tipasa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mostaganem to Tipasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect colder evenings in Tipasa when traveling from Mostaganem in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Algiers.

Things to do in Tipasa

Historic Sites
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Tombeau de la Chretienne ©
Tombeau de la Chretienne
Tipasa Archaeological Park ©
Tipasa Archaeological Park
Ruines Romaines Tipaza ©
Ruines Romaines Tipaza

4
nights
Algiers

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.
Algiers is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, explore the world behind art at Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Algiers vacation planner.

Getting from Tipasa to Algiers by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Batna.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
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Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Memorial du Martyr ©
Memorial du Martyr

1
night
Batna

Batna ©
Batna is the main city of Batna Province, Algeria. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 1st November Mosque, delve into the distant past at Lambaesis Ruins, then explore the ancient world of Timgad, and finally take in breathtaking views at Ghoufi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Batna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Batna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Batna when traveling from Algiers in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Constantine.

Things to do in Batna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ghoufi
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Timgad ©
Timgad
1st November Mosque ©
1st November Mosque
Ghoufi ©
Ghoufi

3
nights
Constantine

Constantine ©
Not to be confused with Constantinople, the historical city from 330 to 1453 in Thrace, now Istanbul, Turkey.Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Get out of town with these interesting Constantine side-trips: Guelma (Hammam Debagh Hot Springs & Guelma Roman Theatre). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Pont Sidi M’Cid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, examine the collection at Musee National Cirta, and don't miss a visit to Pont des Chutes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Constantine road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Batna to Constantine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Constantine can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Annaba.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Guelma
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Emir Abdelkader Mosquee ©
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee
Pont Sidi M’Cid ©
Pont Sidi M’Cid
Monument Aux Morts ©
Monument Aux Morts

2
nights
Annaba

Annaba ©
Annaba, informally known as Balad al-Unnâb, and Bona is a city in the north-eastern corner of Algeria near the Seybouse River, located in an eponymous province. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Achir Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Augustin, and then examine the collection at Hyppone.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Annaba road trip planning app .

Getting from Constantine to Annaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Constantine in August, expect nights in Annaba to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annaba

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hyppone ©
Hyppone
Basilique Saint Augustin
Basilique Saint Augustin

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