13 days in Namibia Itinerary

13 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Sesriem
— 1 night
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Solitaire
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
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Swakopmund
— 1 night
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Damaraland
— 1 night
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Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
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Walvis Bay
— 1 night
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Windhoek
— Few hours
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Luderitz
— 1 night
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Aus
— 1 night
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Keetmanshoop
— 1 night
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Ais-Ais
— 1 night
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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 21st (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sesriem online road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Johannesburg to Sesriem, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Solitaire.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature
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Solitaire

Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. 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.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Solitaire trip maker.

You can drive from Sesriem to Solitaire in 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

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Solitaire to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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 24th (Tue), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then look for gifts at Die Muschel, and finally browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund journey website.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Damaraland

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

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Hentiesbaai

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hentiesbaai trip website.

You can drive from Damaraland to Hentiesbaai in 5 hours. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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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): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Hentiesbaai to Walvis Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or 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 time for travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Walvis Bay in December; daily highs in Windhoek reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums
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Luderitz

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luderitz online day trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Luderitz at 29°C and lows at 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Aus

Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Garub Pan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aus road trip planning site.

Getting from Luderitz to Aus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Aus

Parks · Wildlife
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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): delve into the lush surroundings at 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 where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Keetmanshoop online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aus to Keetmanshoop takes 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) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries
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Ais-Ais

On the 31st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ais-Ais trip planner.

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks · Nature
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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

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Forests · Distilleries · Parks