22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stop by Karakulia Weavers, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund tour planner .

Berlin, Germany to Swakopmund is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Swakopmund. In September, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

3
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.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 28th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein. Keep things going the next day: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland travel planning website .

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

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 30th (Wed): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. In September in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ais-Ais trip site .

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

3
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Explore Luderitz's surroundings by going to Aus (Garub Pan & Wild Horses of the Namib). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town, kick back and relax at Agate Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Luderitz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ais-Ais to Luderitz by car takes about 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Aus
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

4
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luderitz in October, things will get a bit warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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