14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Windhoek
— 1 night
Fly
2
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive
6
Keetmanshoop
— 1 night
Drive
7
Windhoek
Fly

S M T W T F S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Windhoek

— 1 night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, stroll around Zoo Park, then examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Swakopmund

— 6 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Swakopmund Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll through Dune 7.

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

Getting from Windhoek to Swakopmund by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In December, Swakopmund is slightly colder than Windhoek - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Hentiesbaai

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Sea Ace Fishing Adventures and then steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hentiesbaai travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Hentiesbaai in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Sesriem

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 20th (Sun), soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hentiesbaai to Sesriem takes 12 hours. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luderitz.

Things to do in Sesriem

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Luderitz

— 1 night
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 22nd (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agate Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Luderitz takes 13.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Luderitz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Keetmanshoop

— 1 night
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Keetmanshoop vacation planner.

You can drive from Luderitz to Keetmanshoop in 5 hours. Traveling from Luderitz in December, expect Keetmanshoop to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. You will leave for Windhoek on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Windhoek

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by The Diamond Works and then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Windhoek takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Keetmanshoop, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Shopping

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.