17 days in Namibia Itinerary

17 days in Namibia Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + shuttle + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Tallinn

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and Katutura Township. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek travel itinerary planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Windhoek is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tallinn in July since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
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.
On the 17th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luderitz trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo journey maker tool .

Getting from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in July: highs in Otjiwarongo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Scenic Drive Nature Outdoors
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

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.
Zeila Shipwreck and German Evangelical Lutheran Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Kristall Galerie, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. July in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck
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Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains

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