17 days in Namibia Itinerary

17 days in Namibia Itinerary

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

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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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Windhoek trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. In December, Windhoek is much hotter than Dusseldorf - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. You will leave for Waterberg Plateau Park on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Waterburg Plateau Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waterberg Plateau Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 5 hours. In December in Waterberg Plateau Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Waterburg Plateau Park
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Waterburg Plateau Park ©
Waterburg Plateau Park

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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 17th (Tue), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

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Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Cross as well as Spitzkoppe. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along Spitzkoppe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cross, then take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein, and finally see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Cross, Messum Crater
Highlights from your plan
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Cape Cross
Cape Cross

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zeila Shipwreck. On the 20th (Fri), snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Swakopmund using our trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 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 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Zeila Shipwreck
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You've added Spreetshoogte Pass, Hidden Vlei, Big Daddy Dune, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune, take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass, admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei, stroll through Hidden Vlei, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sesriem attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Sesriem takes 11 hours. You will leave for Aus on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Highlights from your plan
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

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Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garub Pan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aus online travel planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Aus in 11.5 hours. You will leave for Luderitz on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Aus

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

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Luderitz

Luderitz
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aus to Luderitz takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Luderitz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais
To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ais-Ais trip builder tool.

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Hardap on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature

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Hardap

Hardap ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Duwisib Castle. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tsaris Pass.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hardap trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ais-Ais to Hardap. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Hardap

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

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Windhoek

Windhoek ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally take in the local highlights with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Hardap to Windhoek takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours ©
Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Namibia Craft Centre ©
Namibia Craft Centre

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