16 days in Nouakchott & Dakar Itinerary

16 days in Nouakchott & Dakar Itinerary

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16 days in Nouakchott & Dakar Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  17​h
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Dakar, Senegal
— 12 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galerie Zeinart and Saudi mosque. Popular historic sites such as Mosque Ould Mbouja and Ibn Abbas Mosque are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haye Mohamedia Mosque, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott, and hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip builder website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Nouakchott is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Nouakchott, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, expect Nouakchott to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Let the collections at Loman Art House - Art Gallery and Galerie Arte capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee and Le Village des Tortues. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dakar: Thies (Museo de la Tapiceria & Accrobaobab), Lagune de la Somone (in Somone) and Reserve De Bandia (in Saly). The adventure continues: browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of Dakar, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dakar holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nouakchott to Dakar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nouakchott in November: highs in Dakar hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Thies, Le Village des Tortues, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Reserve De Bandia, Lagune de la Somone
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Galerie Arte ©
Galerie Arte
Iles de la Madeleine ©
Iles de la Madeleine