18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel planner

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Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly
3
Fish River Region
— 1 night
Drive
4
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund
— 3 nights

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Khorixas

— 2 nights
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Twyfelfontein and Experience Darama Culture Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Petrified Forest and Burnt Mountain. Change things up with a short trip to Damara Living Museum in Damaraland (about 1h 10 min away). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Khorixas trip maker tool.

Swakopmund to Khorixas is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Etosha National Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Sun), make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fish River Region.
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Fish River Region

— 1 night
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. On the 22nd (Mon), walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fish River Region online holiday maker.

Fly from Etosha National Park to Fish River Region in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:
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Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, then surround yourself with nature on Penguin Catamaran Tours, and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luderitz itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fish River Region to Luderitz. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Windhoek

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek vacation planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luderitz in March, you will find days in Windhoek are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Sesriem

— 1 night
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem road trip planning site.

You can drive from Windhoek to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks
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Namib-Naukluft Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Sesriem Canyon and Gobabeb Desert Research Station. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. March in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Swakopmund

— 3 nights
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 outdoors at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Walvis Bay (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Swakopmund vacation maker tool.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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.