15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel route planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Upington, Fly to Windhoek, Shuttle to Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


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.
Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei--about 5h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Luderitz — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz holiday builder.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in May: highs in Luderitz hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ais-Ais.
Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
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Ais-Ais — 1 night

On the 8th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais vacation planning tool.

Drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park — 1 day

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 9th (Sat): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Ais-Ais to Etosha National Park in 28 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Spitzkoppe.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Damaraland trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.
Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Damaraland in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Swakopmund: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
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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.