7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tripoli
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Atar
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Tripoli

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Galerie Zeinart and Marche Capitale. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Banc d'Arguin National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, and explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott vacation planner.

Tripoli, Libya to Nouakchott is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tripoli to Nouakchott. When traveling from Tripoli in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nouakchott: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Atar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Parks Nature
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

1
day
Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nouakchott to Atar takes 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nouakchott in May: high temperatures in Atar hover around 46°C and lows are around 35°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Atar

Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque and then get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chinguetti trip planner.

Getting from Atar to Chinguetti by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chinguetti can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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