17 days in Namibia Itinerary

17 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Windhoek
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Windhoek
— Few hours
Drive
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Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Walvis Bay, Drive to Damaraland
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Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luderitz
— Few hours
Drive
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Ais-Ais
— Few hours
Drive
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Hardap
— 1 night
Drive
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

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

Dusseldorf, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. In December, Windhoek is much hotter than Dusseldorf - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. You will leave for Waterberg Plateau Park on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

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Waterberg Plateau Park

On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Waterburg Plateau Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Waterberg Plateau Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Waterberg Plateau Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

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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 17th (Tue), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

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Damaraland

Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Cross as well as Spitzkoppe. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along Spitzkoppe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cross, then take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein, and finally see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 8.5 hours. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zeila Shipwreck. On the 20th (Fri), snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Swakopmund using our trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 6.5 hours. In December in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

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Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You've added Spreetshoogte Pass, Hidden Vlei, Big Daddy Dune, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune, take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass, admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei, stroll through Hidden Vlei, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sesriem attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Sesriem takes 10.5 hours. You will leave for Aus on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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Aus

Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garub Pan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aus online travel planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Aus in 11.5 hours. You will leave for Luderitz on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Luderitz

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aus to Luderitz takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Luderitz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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Ais-Ais

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ais-Ais trip builder tool.

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Hardap on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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Hardap

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Duwisib Castle. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tsaris Pass.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hardap trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ais-Ais to Hardap. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Hardap

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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Windhoek

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally take in the local highlights with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Hardap to Windhoek takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Karas Region travel guide

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Ghost Towns · Canyons · Lighthouses
Located on one of the harshest coasts of Africa, the Karas Region charms with Art Nouveau architecture, still preserving the colonial ambience that attracts visitors from all around the world. A trip to the Karas Region can include ghost towns, German churches, and coastal excursions with unforgettable sunsets over the ocean's crashing waves. Mount a horse and explore the region with a guide to witness the riches of Karas tourism.