11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mauritania trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Nouakchott
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Atar
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ouadane
— 1 night
Drive
5
Trarza Region
— 2 nights
Drive to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Nouakchott

— 4 nights
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Explore hidden gems such as Galerie Zeinart and Mosque Ould Mbouja. Popular historic sites such as Ibn Abbas Mosque and Saudi mosque are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, and get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nouakchott route site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Nouakchott is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Nouakchott, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Nouakchott reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Atar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
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Atar

— 1 night
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

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Traveling by car from Nouakchott to Atar takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Nouakchott in March, Atar is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Atar

Parks · Nature
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Chinguetti

— 1 night
Chinguetti is a ksar or a Berber medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar.Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chinguetti online travel planner.

You can drive from Atar to Chinguetti in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Chinguetti are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Ouadane

— 1 night
Ouadane or Wādān is a small town in the desert region of central Mauritania, situated on the southern edge of the Adrar Plateau, 93 km northeast of Chinguetti. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ouadane trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Chinguetti to Ouadane by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trarza Region.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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Trarza Region

— 2 nights
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. On the 9th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Trarza Region day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Ouadane to Trarza Region with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks · Nature
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Mauritania travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.