60 days in Algeria Itinerary

60 days in Algeria Itinerary

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60 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Tipasa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Algiers
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Bejaia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Setif
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bou-Saada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Batna
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Constantine
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Annaba
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Tlemcen
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Oran
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Tipasa

Tipasa ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tipasa: Le Mausolee Royal de Mauretanie (in Sidi Rached), Barrage de Ghrib (in Ain Defla) and Musee Public National de Cherchell (in Cherchell).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tipasa travel planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Tipasa is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tipasa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Tipasa reach 90°F and lows reach 67°F. You'll set off for Algiers on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Tipasa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Mausolee Royal de Mauretanie, Musee Public National de Cherchell, Barrage de Ghrib, Lac Dhaya
Highlights from your plan
Barrage de Ghrib ©
Barrage de Ghrib
Tombeau de la Chretienne ©
Tombeau de la Chretienne
Tipasa Archaeological Park ©
Tipasa Archaeological Park

7
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.
When in Algiers, make a side trip to see Chrea National Park in Blida, approximately 2 hours away. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Tassili n'Ajjer. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, take a stroll through Kasbah of Algiers, take a leisurely stroll along Le Port de Sidi Fredj, and see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Algiers online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tipasa to Algiers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In July in Algiers, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bejaia.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tassili n'Ajjer, Chrea National Park
Highlights from your plan
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Memorial du Martyr ©
Memorial du Martyr

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bejaia: Djurdjura National Park (in Bouira) and Jijel (Parc Animalier de Kissir - El Aouana & Caves of Jijel). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Parc National De Gouraya, take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Carbon, step into the grandiose world of Bab El Fouka, and take in the pleasant sights at Pic des Singes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bejaia vacation planner.

You can fly from Algiers to Bejaia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Bejaia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Setif.

Things to do in Bejaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jijel, Djurdjura National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pic des Singes ©
Pic des Singes
Parc National De Gouraya ©
Parc National De Gouraya
Bab El Fouka ©
Bab El Fouka

5
nights
Setif

Setif ©
Provincial capital Setif retains much of its ancient past and looks proudly to the future.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Setif: Beni Hammad Fort (in M'sila) and Cuicul Roman Ruins (in Djemila). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Park Mall, look for gifts at Bijoutrie el Kahina, don't miss a visit to Ain El Fouara, and take an in-depth tour of Setif Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Setif online visit planner .

You can drive from Bejaia to Setif in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bejaia, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Setif, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 64°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Bou-Saada.

Things to do in Setif

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beni Hammad Fort, Cuicul Roman Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Entente de Setif ©
Entente de Setif
Cuicul Roman Ruins ©
Cuicul Roman Ruins
Park Mall ©
Park Mall

5
nights
Bou-Saada

Bou-Saada ©
Bou-Saada is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Musee National Nasr Eddine Dinet and don't miss a visit to Zaouia El-Hamel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bou-Saada trip planning tool .

Getting from Setif to Bou-Saada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Setif in July; daily highs in Bou-Saada reach 104°F and lows reach 76°F. You'll set off for Batna on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Bou-Saada

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zaouia El-Hamel ©
Zaouia El-Hamel

5
nights
Batna

Batna ©
Batna is the main city of Batna Province, Algeria. Go for a jaunt from Batna to Timgad to see Roman Ruins Timgad about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Timgad, contemplate the long history of Lambaesis Ruins, make a trip to Mausoleo Real Numida de Medracen, and stroll around Mbarkia.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Batna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bou-Saada to Batna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bou-Saada in July, expect Batna to be a bit cooler, temps between 97°F and 63°F. You'll set off for Constantine on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Batna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ghoufi, Roman Ruins Timgad
Highlights from your plan
Timgad ©
Timgad
1st November Mosque ©
1st November Mosque
Ghoufi ©
Ghoufi

5
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. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Wed) at Piscine Boulefkhad. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Pont Sidi M’Cid, make a trip to Monument Aux Morts, explore the ancient world of Tiddis Roman Ruins, and get engrossed in the history at Musee National Cirta.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Constantine trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Batna to Constantine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Constantine are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Annaba.

Things to do in Constantine

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piscine Boulefkhad ©
Piscine Boulefkhad
Pont Sidi M’Cid ©
Pont Sidi M’Cid
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee ©
Emir Abdelkader Mosquee

5
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annaba: Guelma (Guelma Roman Theatre & Hammam Debagh Hot Springs), Parc National El Kala (in El Kala) and Souk Ahras (Madaure Ruins & Thubursicum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Augustin, enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Achir Beach, and see the interesting displays at Hyppone.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Annaba online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Constantine to Annaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Constantine, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Annaba, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 69°F. You'll set off for Tlemcen on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Annaba

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Guelma, Souk Ahras, Parc National El Kala
Highlights from your plan
Hammam Debagh Hot Springs ©
Hammam Debagh Hot Springs
Basilique Saint Augustin
Basilique Saint Augustin
Hyppone ©
Hyppone

5
nights
Tlemcen

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Tlemcen National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, contemplate the long history of El Mansourah, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades El Ourit, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque or Tlemcen.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tlemcen visit planning site .

You can fly from Annaba to Tlemcen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Annaba to Tlemcen is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Annaba, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tlemcen, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 67°F. You'll set off for Oran on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Tlemcen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cascades El Ourit ©
Cascades El Ourit
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar ©
Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene ©
Mosquée Sidi Boumediene

11
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mostaganem (Hadjadj Plage & Cap Ivi Lighthouse). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Madagh 1, examine the collection at Musee Ahmed Zabana, and make a trip to La Gare d'Oran.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oran trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tlemcen to Oran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tlemcen in August: highs in Oran hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 70°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mostaganem
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santa Cruz ©
Fort Santa Cruz
Plage de Madagh 1 ©
Plage de Madagh 1
La Gare d'Oran ©
La Gare d'Oran

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