9 days in Algeria Itinerary

9 days in Algeria Itinerary

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9 days in Algeria Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Constantine
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Algiers
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Tlemcen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Oran
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): snap pictures at Pont Sidi Rached, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, then admire the striking features of Palais d'Ahmed Bey, then take in the views from Pont Sidi M’Cid, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Aux Morts. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Pont d'El-Kantara, snap pictures at Pont des Chutes, then admire the landmark architecture of Tiddis Roman Ruins, then examine the collection at Musee National Cirta, and finally take a stroll through La Medina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Constantine trip itinerary maker website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Constantine is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect nights in Constantine to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Algiers.

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

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). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, see a world frozen in time at Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, and take a stroll through Kasbah of Algiers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Algiers trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Constantine to Algiers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tipasa Province
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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
Tlemcen

Tlemcen ©
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get outside with Les Grottes de Beni Add, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, and then make a trip to Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tlemcen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Tlemcen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Tlemcen. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oran.

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
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Madagh 1, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Cruz, and then make a trip to La Gare d'Oran.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oran trip planner.

You can drive from Tlemcen to Oran in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Tlemcen to Oran, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tlemcen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oran, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oran

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

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