14 days in Dakar & Nouakchott Itinerary

14 days in Dakar & Nouakchott Itinerary

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14 days in Dakar & Nouakchott Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Dakar, Senegal
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Stockholm, Sweden

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Get some historical perspective at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee and Dakar Railway Station. Explore hidden gems such as Loman Art House - Art Gallery and La Galerie Antenna. Change things up with these side-trips from Dakar: Lagune de la Somone (in Somone), Reserve De Bandia (in Saly) and Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Arte, get outside with Accrobaobab, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dakar trip itinerary maker app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Dakar is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, things will get much warmer in Dakar: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Thies, Le Village des Tortues, Lagune de la Somone, Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Galerie Arte ©
Galerie Arte

Nouakchott, Mauritania

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 Saudi mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosque Ould Mbouja and Haye Mohamedia Mosque. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ibn Abbas Mosque, take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott, and hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nouakchott day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Dakar to Nouakchott in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nouakchott when traveling from Dakar in December, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque