11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
car:  11​h
1
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Windhoek
— 2 nights
shuttle:  10​h
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​h
End: Port Elizabeth

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night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais travel planner.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Ais-Ais is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

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Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luderitz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally stop by The Diamond Works.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Namibia Craft Centre ©
Namibia Craft Centre

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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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park attractions planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. You will leave for Damaraland on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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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 28th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, stop by Kristall Galerie, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Swakopmund attractions planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Damaraland in August; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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