14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
1
Windhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Keetmanshoop
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Maltahohe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
6
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Tsumeb
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Windhoek
— 1 night
End: Windhoek

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek day trip app .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum

2
nights
Keetmanshoop

Keetmanshoop ©
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Naute Dam, then sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then walk around Garas Park Rest Camp.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Keetmanshoop tour planner.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Keetmanshoop can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Luderitz.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Dam ©
Naute Dam

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 26th (Sat), kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luderitz journey planner .

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Luderitz takes 5 hours. Traveling from Keetmanshoop in September, you will find days in Luderitz are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Maltahohe.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

1
night
Maltahohe

Maltahohe
Maltahöhe is a village in southern central Namibia close to the Swartrand escarpment, about 110 km west of Mariental in the Hardap Region. To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maltahohe visit planner.

Drive from Luderitz to Maltahohe in 9.5 hours. In September, Maltahohe is a bit warmer than Luderitz - with highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toSesriem.

Things to do in Maltahohe

Wineries

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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. Planning Sesriem trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Maltahohe to Sesriem in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Elim Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes

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nights
Swakopmund

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Snake Park, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund road trip tool .

You can drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund in 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Long Beach Leisure Park
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©

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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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then stroll through Etosha.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. You'll set off for Tsumeb on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

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night
Tsumeb

Tsumeb
Tsumeb is a city of 15,000 inhabitants and the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tsumeb trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Tsumeb. In October in Tsumeb, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Tsumeb

Parks Nature Outdoors

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night
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Owela Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tsumeb to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral
Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum
Wecke & Voigts ©
Wecke & Voigts

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