19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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19 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 night
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: stroll through Deadvlei, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park attractions website.

Getting from Windhoek to Etosha National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luderitz trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Etosha National Park to Luderitz in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. June in Luderitz sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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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 more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais online travel route builder.

Getting from Luderitz to Ais-Ais by car takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough 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. 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 25th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, then explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Namib Desert.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem tour planner.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to 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
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Damaraland takes 7.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Damaraland in June: highs in Swakopmund hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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