24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  34​h
1
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Agate Beach and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip itinerary builder .

Newark, USA to Luderitz is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Luderitz due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Luderitz are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) 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
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais, Namibia

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) 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
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sesriem trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Sesriem takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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day
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland online trip builder .

Getting from Sesriem to Damaraland by car takes about 7.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund tour app .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. While traveling from Damaraland, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
Etosha National Park, Namibia

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 15th (Wed): stroll through Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park travel planner .

Getting from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

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

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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 wildlife, parks, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Deadvlei, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and steep yourself in history at Katutura Township.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hoanib River, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 21st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Victoria Falls with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Windhoek to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. May in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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