18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner

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Fly
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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Fly to Eros, Train to Karibib, Drive to Omaruru
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Omaruru
— 1 day
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive
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Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Eros, Drive to Sesriem
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Sesriem
— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Christuskirche and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours. Visiting Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, browse the different shops at Wernhil Park, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 6th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agate Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in October, expect Luderitz to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Omaruru.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Omaruru

— 1 day
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei, then learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Omaruru tour planner.

Do a combination of flight, train, and car from Luderitz to Omaruru in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Swakopmund

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get some cultural insight at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Swakopmund online itinerary maker.

Drive from Omaruru to Swakopmund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. October in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Walvis Bay

— 2 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 12th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay day trip app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Etosha National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Sesriem

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get in touch with nature at Sossusvlei and Elim Dunes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate (in Maltahohe) and Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sesriem day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Sesriem takes 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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.