18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

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18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 15 min
3
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Damaraland
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
7
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
End: Johannesburg

5
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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, engage your brain at Geological Survey Museum, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windhoek online tour itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: highs in Windhoek hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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 20th (Sat), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Luderitz online travel route planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Etosha National Park to Luderitz in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Beaches
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ais-Ais journey planner.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks 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 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip builder website.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

1
day
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

5
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.
Bring the kids along to National Marin Aquarium of Namibia and Long Beach Leisure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. While traveling from Damaraland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia ©
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

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