16 days in Mauritania Itinerary

16 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mauritania trip planner

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Fly to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Drive to Trarza Region
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Trarza Region
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ouadane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinguetti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nouakchott
— 5 nights
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Trarza Region

— 4 nights
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Trarza Region is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Trarza Region road trip website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Trarza Region is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Trarza Region, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Ouadane on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature · Parks
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Ouadane

— 2 nights
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. On the 6th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ouadane trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trarza Region to Ouadane. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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Chinguetti

— 2 nights
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. On the 8th (Mon), get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque.

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

Drive from Ouadane to Chinguetti in 2.5 hours. In March in Chinguetti, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Atar on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Atar

— 2 nights
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Atar online travel route planner.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 1.5 hours. In March in Atar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Atar

Nature · Parks
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Nouakchott

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galerie Zeinart and Mosque Ould Mbouja. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ibn Abbas Mosque and Haye Mohamedia Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, and kick back and relax at Plage de Nouakchott.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott trip maker.

Getting from Atar to Nouakchott by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nouakchott when traveling from Atar in March, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
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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.