43 days in Mauritania Itinerary

43 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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43 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Bejaia
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Nouakchott
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Ouadane
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chinguetti
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Atar
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Trarza Region
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Bejaia

9
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.
Saudi mosque and Mosque Ould Mbouja will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, kick back and relax at Plage de Nouakchott, explore and take pictures at Stade Olympique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haye Mohamedia Mosque.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott trip itinerary maker .

Bejaia, Algeria to Nouakchott is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bejaia to Nouakchott, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bejaia in April, you will find days in Nouakchott are much hotter (40°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Ouadane.

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

7
nights
Ouadane

Ouadane ©
Ouadane is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ouadane trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane with the Route module. You will leave for Chinguetti on the 5th (Sun).

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9
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 lost in a book at Bibliotheque Habott.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chinguetti road trip planner.

You can drive from Ouadane to Chinguetti in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Chinguetti are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. You will leave for Atar on the 14th (Tue).

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

8
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Atar travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Atar takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 35°C. You'll set off for Trarza Region on the 22nd (Wed).

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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

5
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.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Trarza Region holiday planning app .

Explore your travel options from Atar to Trarza Region with the Route module. On the 28th (Tue), you're off tohome.

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Nature Parks
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara