17 days in Namibia Itinerary

17 days in Namibia Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h
1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, & more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund day trip planning app .

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Swakopmund. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Swakopmund are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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 8th (Tue), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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 museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Windhoek travel site .

Getting from Etosha National Park to Windhoek by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Windhoek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 13th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Agate Beach, contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

Plan a trip to Luderitz easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in October; daily highs in Luderitz reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and then explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip planner .

Getting from Ais-Ais to Sesriem by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sesriem Canyon
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

Plan a trip to Damaraland easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Sesriem to Damaraland by car takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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