14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
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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
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Aus
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Keetmanshoop
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
13
Epupa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​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), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem trip itinerary planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. 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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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. On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre and then make a trip to Tropic of Capricorn Sign.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Solitaire road trip app .

Getting from Sesriem to Solitaire by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to 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. On the 22nd (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park holiday planner .

Drive from Solitaire to Namib-Naukluft Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Kristall Galerie, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund day trip website .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In December in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

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

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Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Damaraland trip planner .

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hentiesbaai trip app .

You can drive from Damaraland to Hentiesbaai in 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Hentiesbaai to Walvis Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek route planning tool .

You can fly from Walvis Bay to Windhoek in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Walvis Bay in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

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Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in December: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aus.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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Aus

Aus
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aus tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Luderitz to Aus by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Keetmanshoop on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the engineering at Naute Dam, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Keetmanshoop online route planner .

You can drive from Aus to Keetmanshoop in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can 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 ©
On the 31st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time 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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Epupa

Epupa ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

Plan trip to Epupa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ais-Ais to Epupa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Epupa

Parks Nature
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

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