22 days in Algeria Itinerary

22 days in Algeria Itinerary

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22 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Oran
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mostaganem
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tlemcen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Annaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Constantine
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Setif
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bou-Saada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Algiers
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage de Madagh 1 and Musee Ahmed Zabana. Get some historical perspective at Pacha Mosque and Fort Santa Cruz. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Medina Jedida, don't miss a visit to La Gare d'Oran, steep yourself in history at Qasr el-Bey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oran online trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Oran is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Johannesburg to Oran, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in February, with highs in Oran at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mostaganem.

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Pacha Mosque ©
Pacha Mosque
Place du 1er Novembre ©
Place du 1er Novembre
La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur ©
La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur

few
hours
Mostaganem

Mostaganem
Mostaganem is a port city in and capital of Mostaganem province, in the northwest of Algeria. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hadjadj Plage.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mostaganem travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Oran to Mostaganem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oran in February; daily highs in Mostaganem reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tlemcen.

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#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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3
nights
Tlemcen

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades El Ourit, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, then make a trip to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque or Tlemcen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to El Mansourah, then appreciate the history behind El Mansourah, and then head outdoors with Les Grottes de Beni Add.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tlemcen trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mostaganem to Tlemcen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mostaganem in February, expect nights in Tlemcen to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Annaba.

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Les Grottes de Beni Add ©
Les Grottes de Beni Add
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene ©
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene
Great Mosque or Tlemcen ©
Great Mosque or Tlemcen

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. To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Annaba attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Tlemcen to Annaba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tlemcen to Annaba is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Constantine.

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Hyppone ©
Hyppone

2
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palais d'Ahmed Bey, see the interesting displays at Musee National Cirta, then take in the views from Pont des Chutes, and finally delve into the distant past at Tiddis Roman Ruins. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Emir Abdelkader Mosque, then appreciate the history behind Monument Aux Morts, then take in the views from Pont Sidi M’Cid, and finally snap pictures at Pont Sidi Rached.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Constantine trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Annaba to Constantine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Annaba in February, with highs in Constantine at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Setif.

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Palais d'Ahmed Bey ©
Palais d'Ahmed Bey
Monument Aux Morts ©
Monument Aux Morts
Pont Sidi Rached ©
Pont Sidi Rached

1
night
Setif

Setif ©
Provincial capital Setif retains much of its ancient past and looks proudly to the future.
On the 26th (Mon), get outside with Entente de Setif and then stop by Bijoutrie el Kahina. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Park Mall, then get engrossed in the history at Setif Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Ain El Fouara.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Setif trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Constantine to Setif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Setif are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bou-Saada.

Things to do in Setif

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Park Mall ©
Park Mall
Entente de Setif ©
Entente de Setif
Setif Museum ©
Setif Museum

1
night
Bou-Saada

Bou-Saada ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Zaouia El-Hamel and then see the interesting displays at Musee National Nasr Eddine Dinet.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bou-Saada day trip website .

You can drive from Setif to Bou-Saada in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Setif in February, with highs in Bou-Saada at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Algiers.

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Zaouia El-Hamel ©
Zaouia El-Hamel

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tassili n'Ajjer and Musem de l'Armee. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Public National de Cherchell and Chrea National Park. Take a break from Algiers with a short trip to Tipasa Archaeological Park in Tipasa, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Algerian Sahara, look for gifts at Centre Commercial Babzouar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamaa El Jedid, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Algiers trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bou-Saada to Algiers takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. February in Algiers sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Algiers

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Tipasa Archaeological Park, Le Mausolee Royal de Mauretanie, Algerian Sahara, Musee Public National de Cherchell, Chrea National Park
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Algerian Sahara ©
Algerian Sahara
Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts ©
Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts
Chrea National Park ©
Chrea National Park

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