30 days in Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Namibia Itinerary

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30 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Polokwane
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Windhoek
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Polokwane

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, & more) and Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund journey website .

Polokwane, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Polokwane in October, you will find days in Swakopmund are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Dorob National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo takes 4 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Swakopmund in October: highs in Otjiwarongo hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park journey planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khorixas.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. On the 13th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and then explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Khorixas online tour itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Damaraland.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Spitzkoppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Khorixas to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Trails
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesriem: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Dune 45 Sossusvlei & Big Daddy Dune). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sesriem trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Ais-Ais takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

3
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, kick back and relax at Agate Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz road trip app .

Drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Luderitz can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will leave for Windhoek on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

8
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: stroll through Deadvlei, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Luderitz in October; daily highs in Windhoek reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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