15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
5
Walvis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Avis Dam Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Windhoek. In November, Windhoek is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Avis Dam Nature Reserve ©
Avis Dam Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in November, things will get slightly colder in Luderitz: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
The Goerke House ©
The Goerke House

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 9th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais trip site .

Drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Etosha.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park travel route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ais-Ais to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): walk around Long Beach Leisure Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Walvis Bay trip app .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Damaraland in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Step off the beaten path and head to Hidden Vlei and Namib-Naukluft National Park. Step out of Sesriem to go to Sossusvlei and see Big Daddy Dune, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip builder app .

You can drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Hidden Vlei ©
Hidden Vlei
Balloon Rides
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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