31 days in Namibia Itinerary

31 days in Namibia Itinerary

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31 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sesriem
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Windhoek
— 7 nights
End: Windhoek

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Luderitz is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luderitz road trip planning site .

Windhoek to Luderitz is an approximately 2-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Windhoek in October, with highs in Luderitz at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais journey planning site .

Drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

1
day
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 5th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Highlights from your plan
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

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

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Damaraland is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Spitzkoppe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ugab River and then see the interesting displays at Experience Darama Culture Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Khorixas trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Damaraland to Khorixas by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

Plan trip to Otjiwarongo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

7
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 museums, parks, shopping, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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