16 days in Oran & Tlemcen Itinerary

16 days in Oran & Tlemcen Itinerary

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16 days in Oran & Tlemcen Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Oran
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tlemcen
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

10
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pacha Mosque and Qasr el-Bey. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Ahmed Zabana and The Museum Of Modern Art Of Oran. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oran: Mostaganem (Hadjadj Plage & Cap Ivi Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, enjoy the sea views from Phare Cap D'aiguille, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Petit Lac Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oran vacation planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Oran is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in November: highs in Oran hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mostaganem
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Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
Pacha Mosque ©
Pacha Mosque
La Grande Synagogue d'Oran ©
La Grande Synagogue d'Oran

5
nights
Tlemcen

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Popular historic sites such as Mosquée Sidi Boumediene and Great Mosque or Tlemcen are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centre des etudes andalouses and El Mansourah. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Tlemcen National Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Les Grottes de Beni Add, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades El Ourit, and make a trip to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tlemcen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oran to Tlemcen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oran to Tlemcen due to the time zone difference. December in Tlemcen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tlemcen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Les Grottes de Beni Add ©
Les Grottes de Beni Add
El Mansourah
El Mansourah
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene ©
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene