15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Windhoek
— 1 day
shuttle:  10​h
2
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Aus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Luderitz
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Hardap
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Windhoek
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf


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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek attractions app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in December, with highs in Windhoek at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Namibia Craft Centre ©
Namibia Craft Centre

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park holiday app .

Getting from Windhoek to Etosha National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain, then make a trip to Twyfelfontein, and then see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Messum Crater
Highlights from your plan
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In December in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 20th (Fri), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei. On your second day here, explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park, explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes, and then take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sesriem trip maker .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Sesriem takes 11 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Luderitz.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Highlights from your plan
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

2
nights
Aus

Aus
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aus online attractions planner .

Drive from Sesriem to Aus in 11.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toLuderitz.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks

few
hours
Luderitz

Luderitz
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Aus to Luderitz in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Luderitz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Ais-Ais on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Luderitz

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais day trip app .

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
night
Hardap

Hardap ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Duwisib Castle. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Tsaris Pass.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hardap trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ais-Ais to Hardap. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Hardap

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duwisib Castle ©
Duwisib Castle

1
night
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Hardap to Windhoek takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Katutura Township ©
Katutura Township
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum

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