9 days in Algeria Itinerary

9 days in Algeria Itinerary

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9 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: Tripoli
Fly:  6 h
1
Oran
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tlemcen
— 1 night
Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Ghardaia Province
— 1 day
Bus:  4 h
4
Algiers
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Batna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Constantine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Tripoli

few
hours
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 (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du 1er Novembre and then contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Cruz.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oran itinerary planner.

Tripoli, Libya to Oran is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tripoli in May, plan for little chillier nights in Oran, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites
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Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
Place du 1er Novembre ©
Place du 1er Novembre

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, and then head outdoors with Les Grottes de Beni Add.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tlemcen attractions planning website .

Drive from Oran to Tlemcen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. May in Tlemcen sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Tlemcen

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

1
day
Ghardaia Province

Ghardaia Province ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at M'Zab Valley.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ghardaia Province day trip planning website .

Fly from Tlemcen to Ghardaia Province in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tlemcen in May, things will get a bit warmer in Ghardaia Province: highs are around 41°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Ghardaia Province

Historic Sites
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M'Zab Valley ©
M'Zab Valley

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Algiers: Tipasa (Tipasa Archaeological Park & Tombeau de la Chretienne). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, and admire the masterpieces at Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Algiers trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ghardaia Province to Algiers by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ghardaia Province in May, expect Algiers to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Batna.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tipasa Archaeological Park, Tombeau de la Chretienne
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Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Memorial du Martyr ©
Memorial du Martyr

1
night
Batna

Batna ©
Batna is the main city of Batna Province, Algeria. On the 7th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Ghoufi, delve into the distant past at Timgad, then steep yourself in history at Lambaesis Ruins, and finally pause for some photo ops at 1st November Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Batna road trip planning site .

Getting from Algiers to Batna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Batna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Constantine.

Things to do in Batna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, pause for some photo ops at Monument Aux Morts, admire the striking features of Palais d'Ahmed Bey, then take in the views from Pont Sidi M’Cid, and finally take in the views from Pont Sidi Rached. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Tiddis Roman Ruins, then take in the views from Pont des Chutes, then examine the collection at Musee National Cirta, and finally wander the streets of La Medina.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Constantine vacation planning site .

Getting from Batna to Constantine by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. May in Constantine sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Emir Abdelkader Mosquee ©
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee
Pont Sidi M’Cid ©
Pont Sidi M’Cid
Monument Aux Morts ©
Monument Aux Morts

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