15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek day trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: highs in Windhoek hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Luderitz trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Windhoek in May, plan for little chillier days in Luderitz, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 8th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ais-Ais travel route planner.

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

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

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 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park online route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ais-Ais to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Damaraland.
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): trek along Spitzkoppe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland takes 7 hours. In May in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Damaraland in May: highs in Swakopmund hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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