16 days in Algeria Itinerary

16 days in Algeria Itinerary

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16 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Cherchell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Algiers
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Bejaia
— 2 nights
4
Bou-Saada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Batna
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Constantine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Annaba
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Cherchell

Cherchell ©
Cherchell is a seaport town in the Province of Tipaza, Algeria, 55 miles west of Algiers. On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee Public National de Cherchell.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cherchell trip itinerary builder website .

Chicago, USA to Cherchell is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Cherchell due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Cherchell reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off toAlgiers.

Things to do in Cherchell

Shopping Museums
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Musee Public National de Cherchell ©

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tikjda National Park and Ushuaia Beach Club. Head to Seen Art and Centre Commercial Babzouarfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Algiers side-trips: Ancienne Synagogue de Blida (in Blida) and La Playa (in Zeralda). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, admire the masterpieces at Villa Abd-el-Tif, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastere de Tibhirine.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Algiers journey planner.

Drive from Cherchell to Algiers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cherchell in May, with highs in Algiers at 77°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bejaia.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Tikjda National Park, La Playa, Ushuaia Beach Club, Ancienne Synagogue de Blida
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Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Sat), head outdoors with Parc National De Gouraya, then step into the grandiose world of Bab El Fouka, and then explore the striking landscape at Cap Carbon. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Pic des Singes and then head outdoors with Cascades de Kefrida.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bejaia journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Bejaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Bejaia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bou-Saada.

Things to do in Bejaia

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Parc National De Gouraya ©
Parc National De Gouraya
Cascades de Kefrida ©
Cascades de Kefrida
Pic des Singes ©
Pic des Singes

1
night
Bou-Saada

Bou-Saada ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Zaouia El-Hamel and then see the interesting displays at Musee National Nasr Eddine Dinet.

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Traveling by car from Bejaia to Bou-Saada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Bejaia in May, you will find days in Bou-Saada are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Batna.

Things to do in Bou-Saada

Museums
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Zaouia El-Hamel ©
Zaouia El-Hamel

1
night
Batna

Batna ©
Batna is the main city of Batna Province, Algeria. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the history behind 1st November Mosque, contemplate the long history of Lambaesis Ruins, then delve into the distant past at Timgad, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ghoufi.

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You can drive from Bou-Saada to Batna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bou-Saada in May, with highs in Batna at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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

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 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee National Cirta, then steep yourself in history at L'aqueduc Romain Constantine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, and finally take a stroll through La Medina. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pont Sidi M’Cid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Souq El Ghezal, then admire the striking features of Palais d'Ahmed Bey, and finally take a peaceful walk through La Foret du Djebel Ouahch.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Constantine journey planner.

You can take a train from Batna to Constantine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Constantine sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Annaba.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Emir Abdelkader Mosquee ©
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee
Palais d'Ahmed Bey ©
Palais d'Ahmed Bey
Musee National Cirta ©
Musee National Cirta

1
night
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 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Achir Beach, then examine the collection at Hyppone, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Augustin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Annaba tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Constantine to Annaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annaba

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