22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Sesriem
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ais-Ais trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ais-Ais is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Luderitz takes 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Luderitz are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Beaches
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

4
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

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 14th (Sun), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Etosha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Damaraland road trip site.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Otjiwarongo in June: highs in Damaraland hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Nature Outdoors
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

1
day
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 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sesriem driving holiday app.

Drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

4
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Kuiseb River, and admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park route tool.

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. June in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In June in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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