8 days in Mauritania Itinerary

8 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mauritania visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouadane
— 1 night
Drive
4
Trarza Region
— 2 nights
Drive to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Nouakchott

— 3 nights
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 parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, browse the fresh offerings at Galerie Zeinart, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott journey planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Nouakchott is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Nouakchott, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Nouakchott at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Chinguetti

— 1 night
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. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chinguetti trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Nouakchott to Chinguetti by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Nouakchott in September, things will get a bit warmer in Chinguetti: highs are around 46°C and lows about 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Ouadane

— 1 night
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. On the 27th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ouadane holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Ouadane takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Trarza Region.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Trarza Region

— 2 nights
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. On the 28th (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Trarza Region travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ouadane to Trarza Region. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Mauritania travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.