10 days in Namibia Itinerary

10 days in Namibia Itinerary

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10 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Swakopmund

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at Die Muschel. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip builder site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia ©
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Damaraland day trip planning site .

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Swakopmund in June: highs in Damaraland hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To plan Etosha National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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nights
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, then stroll through Deadvlei, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then get curious at Geological Survey Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum

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Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei and then explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune and then explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sesriem day trip site .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 8.5 hours. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon

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