15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel route planner

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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 4 nights
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Windhoek

— 3 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.
Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei--about 5h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz holiday builder.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in May: highs in Luderitz hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Ais-Ais

— 1 night
On the 8th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais vacation planning tool.

Drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Etosha National Park

— 1 day
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 9th (Sat): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Ais-Ais to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Damaraland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Spitzkoppe.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Damaraland trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Swakopmund

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Damaraland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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.