17 days in Namibia Itinerary

17 days in Namibia Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  28​h
1
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Brasilia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund sightseeing planning tool .

Brasilia, Brazil to Swakopmund is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Brasilia to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brasilia in July, expect Swakopmund to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Damaraland

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

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

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Damaraland, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

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

1
day
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Waterberg Plateau Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in July, things will get a bit cooler in Waterberg Plateau Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 9°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park tour planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time 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 19th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Deadvlei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek day trip planning website .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. July in Windhoek sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

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

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. There's more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sesriem trip tool .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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