14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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

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nights
Swakopmund

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.
Get in touch with nature at Long Beach Leisure Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore hidden gems such as Moon Landscape and Dune 7. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Swakopmund. In December, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris
Moon Landscape ©
Moon Landscape

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 hidden gems such as Spreetshoogte Pass and Kuiseb River. Visiting Kuiseb Pass and Dorob National Park will get you outdoors.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kuiseb Pass, Dorob National Park
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

1
night
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 28th (Sat): soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sesriem road trip app .

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Windhoek.

Things to do in Sesriem

Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and Geological Survey Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Windhoek day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Windhoek takes 8.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

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nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Agate Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Luderitz at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
The Goerke House ©
The Goerke House

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Otjiwarongo, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Damaraland day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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