15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel route planner
Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
— 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, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Swakopmund to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
Wildlife · Parks
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Damaraland — 2 nights

On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
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Namib-Naukluft Park — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Namib-Naukluft Park to Gobabeb to see Gobabeb Desert Research Station about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and don't miss a visit to Kuiseb Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sesriem.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Sesriem — 1 night

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sesriem online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windhoek.
Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia and then admire the striking features of Christuskirche. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip maker website.

You can drive from Sesriem to Windhoek in 7.5 hours. October in Windhoek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
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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.