18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

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18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
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 (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and look for gifts at Die Muschel.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Swakopmund. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get a bit cooler in Swakopmund: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Damaraland is known for trails, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and trek along Spitzkoppe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. When traveling from Swakopmund in July, plan for much hotter days in Damaraland, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Trails
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Damaraland in July, with highs in Otjiwarongo at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
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 1st (Sat): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ais-Ais tour itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 3rd (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Agate Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz trip planner.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Luderitz are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

4
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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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