27 days in Mauritania Itinerary

27 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17 h
1
Nouakchott
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Ouadane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chinguetti
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Atar
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Trarza Region
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Budapest

2
nights
Nouakchott

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.
When in Nouakchott, make a side trip to see Koumbi Saleh in Hodh Ech Chargui Region, approximately Hodh Ech Chargui Region away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Banc d'Arguin National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott, take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Khaimas.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott journey app.

Budapest, Hungary to Nouakchott is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Nouakchott is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: high temperatures in Nouakchott hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Koumbi Saleh
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Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche

5
nights
Ouadane

Ouadane ©
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. Ouadane is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ouadane travel planning site.

Explore your travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane with the Route module. You'll set off for Chinguetti on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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5
nights
Chinguetti

Chinguetti ©
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. Chinguetti is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque and get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chinguetti online itinerary planner.

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Chinguetti are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Atar on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

4
nights
Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Atar is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Atar road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Atar takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Atar can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Trarza Region on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Atar

Parks Nature
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

6
nights
Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
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.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Trarza Region trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atar to Trarza Region. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks Nature
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara