9 days in Oran & Mostaganem Itinerary

9 days in Oran & Mostaganem Itinerary

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9 days in Oran & Mostaganem Itinerary

Start: Algiers
Fly:  2 h 30 min
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
End: Algiers


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tlemcen (Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Cruz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du 1er Novembre, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur, and don't miss a visit to La Porte d'Espagne.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Oran holiday planner .

Algiers to Oran is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Oran, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mostaganem.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tlemcen, Mansoura, Plage Les Andalouses
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Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar ©
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar
La Gare d'Oran ©
La Gare d'Oran


Mostaganem ©
Mostaganem is a port city in and capital of Mostaganem province, in the northwest of Algeria. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cap Ivi Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hadjadj Plage.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mostaganem online journey planner .

Getting from Oran to Mostaganem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Oran in September, expect nights in Mostaganem to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mostaganem

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Cap Ivi Lighthouse ©
Cap Ivi Lighthouse