30 days in Mauritania Itinerary

30 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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30 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Nouakchott
1
Nouakchott
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Ouadane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Atar
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Chinguetti
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
5
Hodh Ech Chargui Region
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
6
Trarza Region
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Nouakchott

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Artisanal, Marche Capitale and Banc d'Arguin National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerie Zeinart and Saudi mosque. Mosque Ould Mbouja and Haye Mohamedia Mosque will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Khaimas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nouakchott online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Ouadane.

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Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart

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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ouadane travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane. You'll set off for Atar on the 8th (Wed).

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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 ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Atar trip maker site.

You can drive from Ouadane to Atar in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Atar can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Chinguetti.

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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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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 your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chinguetti trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Atar to Chinguetti takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 81°F. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Hodh Ech Chargui Region.

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

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Hodh Ech Chargui Region

Hodh Ech Chargui Region ©
You've now added Koumbi Saleh to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Koumbi Saleh.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hodh Ech Chargui Region tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chinguetti to Hodh Ech Chargui Region. You'll set off for Trarza Region on the 27th (Mon).

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Koumbi Saleh ©
Koumbi Saleh

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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: admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trarza Region trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hodh Ech Chargui Region to Trarza Region. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara