25 days in Namibia Itinerary

25 days in Namibia Itinerary

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25 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Windhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Keetmanshoop
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ais-Ais
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Sesriem
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h
6
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
car:  8​h 30​min
7
Etosha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt


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1
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Garden of Namibia, examine the collection at Owela Museum, and then try your luck at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek day trip planning website .

Frankfurt, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Windhoek, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, things will get much hotter in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Windhoek

Fun & Games Parks Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino ©
Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino
Owela Museum ©
Owela 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. On the 25th (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Naute Dam and then let the kids burn off some steam at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Garas Park Rest Camp and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keetmanshoop travel route builder app .

Getting from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Windhoek in December, expect nights in Keetmanshoop to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toAis-Ais.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp

2
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fish River Canyon. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
You've now added Kolmanskop Ghost Town to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luderitz online trip maker .

You can drive from Cape Town to Luderitz in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. December in Luderitz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town

5
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park, then get outside with Deadvlei, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem driving holiday planner.

Drive from Luderitz to Sesriem in 13.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

4
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've now added Sandwich Harbour 4x4 to your itinerary.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In January in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Sandwich Harbour 4x4 ©
Sandwich Harbour 4x4

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nakambale museum and Etosha. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

1
night
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 12th (Sun), stroll through Africat.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo online tour itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In January, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Africat ©
Africat

2
nights
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
On the 13th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip builder website .

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek by car takes about 3 hours. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

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