9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Atar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Trarza Region
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Atlanta

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.
Nouakchott is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haye Mohamedia Mosque, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, and take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Nouakchott is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Nouakchott is 5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: highs in Nouakchott hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Atar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche

1
night
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 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Atar online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nouakchott to Atar takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Nouakchott in December, plan for slightly colder days in Atar, with highs around 82°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Atar

Parks Nature
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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then browse the collection at Bibliotheque Habott.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chinguetti vacation site .

Traveling by car from Atar to Chinguetti takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Chinguetti can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trarza Region.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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

1
night
Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trarza Region online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Chinguetti to Trarza Region with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks Nature
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara