15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h
1
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Walvis Bay Waterfront). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund online journey planner .

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Swakopmund to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Etosha National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Deadvlei, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek route planner .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip builder site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in May, expect nights in Luderitz to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais route tool .

Getting from Luderitz to Ais-Ais by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

1
night
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 12th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sesriem trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dune 45 Sossusvlei
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei
Balloon Rides

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland online route planner .

Drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In May in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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