15 days in Algeria Itinerary

15 days in Algeria Itinerary

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15 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Tlemcen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mostaganem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oran
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Annaba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Setif
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bejaia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Algiers
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
days
Tlemcen

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Great Mosque or Tlemcen. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, then steep yourself in history at Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, and then get outside with Les Grottes de Beni Add.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tlemcen attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tlemcen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tlemcen: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Mostaganem.

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Tlemcen National Park
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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

1
day
Mostaganem

Mostaganem
Mostaganem is a port city in and capital of Mostaganem province, in the northwest of Algeria. On the 30th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cap Ivi Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hadjadj Plage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mostaganem trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tlemcen to Mostaganem in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tlemcen to Mostaganem is 1 hour. Expect much warmer evenings in Mostaganem when traveling from Tlemcen in April, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Oran.

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2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage de Madagh 1 and then don't miss a visit to La Gare d'Oran. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Marche Medina Jedida, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du 1er Novembre, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz.

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Traveling by car from Mostaganem to Oran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Annaba.

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Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
Plage de Madagh 1 ©
Plage de Madagh 1
Place du 1er Novembre ©
Place du 1er Novembre

1
day
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 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ain Achir Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Annaba day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Oran to Annaba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Annaba sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Setif.

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Hyppone ©
Hyppone

1
day
Setif

Setif ©
Provincial capital Setif retains much of its ancient past and looks proudly to the future.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Ain El Fouara, then get engrossed in the history at Setif Museum, and then browse the different shops at Park Mall.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Setif online vacation planner .

Drive from Annaba to Setif in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Annaba in May, Setif is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bejaia.

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Park Mall ©
Park Mall
Ain El Fouara ©
Ain El Fouara
Setif Museum ©
Setif Museum

1
day
Bejaia

Bejaia ©
A Mediterranean port and provincial capital, Bejaia juxtaposes ancient monuments and national parks with the center of the Algerian and Western Mediterranean oil industry.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Casbah Bejaia, don't miss a visit to Place du 1er Novembre 1954, and then get outside with Parc National De Gouraya.

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Drive from Setif to Bejaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Setif in May, Bejaia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Algiers.

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Parc National De Gouraya ©
Parc National De Gouraya
Casbah Bejaia ©
Casbah Bejaia
Place du 1er Novembre 1954 ©
Place du 1er Novembre 1954

5
days
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.
Musee National du Bardo and Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Kasbah of Algiers and Tombeau de la Chretienne. Step out of Algiers with an excursion to Chrea National Park in Blida--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie.

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Getting from Bejaia to Algiers by combination of flight, car, and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Algiers can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Algiers

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Side Trips

Chrea National Park, Tombeau de la Chretienne
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Kasbah of Algiers ©
Kasbah of Algiers
Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique
Tombeau de la Chretienne ©
Tombeau de la Chretienne

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