20 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Swakopmund
— 6 nights
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Damaraland
— 3 nights
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Omaruru
— 2 nights
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Drive to Karibib, Train to Windhoek, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Windhoek
— 6 nights
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Swakopmund — 6 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 in touch with nature at Safaris and Dune 7. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, and stop by Die Muschel.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Swakopmund day trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Damaraland.
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Damaraland — 3 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Twyfelfontein and Damara Living Museum. Get in touch with nature at Spitzkoppe and Burnt Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Omaruru.
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Omaruru — 2 nights

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. On the 7th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at Bambu Wellness Boutique and then learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Omaruru trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Damaraland to Omaruru in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Luderitz.
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Luderitz — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agate Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, train, and flight from Omaruru to Luderitz in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Windhoek.
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Windhoek — 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thonningii Wine Cellar and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Get in touch with nature at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and Safaris. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Namibia travel guide

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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.
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