23 days in Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Namibia Itinerary

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23 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
1
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sesriem
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Windhoek

5
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: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, get curious at Geological Survey Museum, and steep yourself in history at Katutura Township.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Windhoek. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz online journey planner .

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in June: highs in Luderitz hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 21st (Sun), stroll around Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais tour itinerary app .

Getting from Luderitz to Ais-Ais by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

1
day
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem trip maker site .

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner .

Getting from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

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You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In June in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Damaraland trip app .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. When traveling from Swakopmund in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Damaraland: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo road trip planning app .

Getting from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Damaraland in July; daily highs in Otjiwarongo reach 30°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park journey tool .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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