12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner
Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Swakopmund — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Swakopmund to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Namib-Naukluft Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Damaraland.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Damaraland — 1 night

On the 16th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland in 4 hours. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in May, you will find days in Damaraland are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Etosha National Park — 1 night

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 17th (Tue): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park route planner.

Explore your travel options from Damaraland to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Windhoek — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. In May in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Golf · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Namibia travel guide

Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.