18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

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18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + train:  8​h 45​min
3
Omaruru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
7
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
Visit Christuskirche and Katutura Township for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Deadvlei, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek holiday maker app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Windhoek. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
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 pause for some serene contemplation 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 7th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in October, with highs in Luderitz at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Omaruru.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
day
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei, do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Omaruru trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Luderitz to Omaruru takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

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.
Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll through Welwitschia Plains, stop by Kristall Galerie, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Omaruru to Swakopmund takes 2.5 hours. 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 Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains

2
nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 12th (Sat), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and then walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Walvis Bay trip itinerary website .

Getting from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In October, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

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 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole
Etosha Pan ©
Etosha Pan

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
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 Namib-Naukluft National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei) and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate (in Maltahohe). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sesriem online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Sesriem in 11.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Namib-Naukluft Park, Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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