15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Swakopmund at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park attractions tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Spitzkoppe. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Damaraland day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Take a break from Namib-Naukluft Park with a short trip to Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park online route planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sesriem.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sesriem trip planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Windhoek.
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Highlights from your trip

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 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planner.

Getting from Sesriem to Windhoek by car takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Shopping · Wildlife · Museums · Parks
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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.