13 days in Namibia Itinerary

13 days in Namibia Itinerary

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13 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Solitaire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Swakopmund
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Walvis Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
8
Windhoek
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Aus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Keetmanshoop
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg


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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. On the 21st (Sat), explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sesriem trip itinerary planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Solitaire.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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Solitaire

Solitaire ©
Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre and then don't miss a visit to Tropic of Capricorn Sign.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Solitaire route planning website .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Solitaire takes 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Solitaire

Wildlife Parks
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Tropic of Capricorn Sign ©
Tropic of Capricorn Sign

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Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
You've now added Sossusvlei to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei.

Planning Namib-Naukluft Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Solitaire to Namib-Naukluft Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

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Swakopmund

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, then stop by Die Muschel, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Damaraland online holiday planner .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hentiesbaai attractions planning website .

Getting from Damaraland to Hentiesbaai by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

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Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hentiesbaai to Walvis Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Walvis Bay in December, with highs in Windhoek at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums
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National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luderitz trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Windhoek in December: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aus.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

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Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Garub Pan and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aus trip planner .

Drive from Luderitz to Aus in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

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Keetmanshoop

Keetmanshoop
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground, then sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then admire the engineering at Naute Dam.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Keetmanshoop online journey planner .

You can drive from Aus to Keetmanshoop in 3.5 hours. In December in Keetmanshoop, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Dam ©
Naute Dam

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Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll around Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ais-Ais tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Epupa.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

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