16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23 h
1
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Munich

2
nights
Swakopmund

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 (Walvis Bay Waterfront & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund travel planner .

Munich, Germany to Swakopmund is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Munich to Swakopmund, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Munich in April: highs in Swakopmund hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

1
day
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park ©
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 26th (Fri), stroll through Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park travel route site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
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 29th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Namib Desert and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem road trip site .

Getting from Damaraland to Sesriem by car takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Sesriem to Ais-Ais in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Agate Beach, then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz online day trip planner .

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. In May in Luderitz, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

3
nights
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
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.
Windhoek is known for parks, museums, shopping, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Before you visit Windhoek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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