26 days in Namibia Itinerary

26 days in Namibia Itinerary

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26 days in Namibia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Luderitz
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
Sydney

4
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront & Kayaking & Canoeing). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Western African Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Swakopmund when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
days
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.
Step out of Windhoek to go to Gross Barmen and see Gross Barmen Hot Springs, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Okapuka Ranch, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Swakopmund in March: highs in Windhoek hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gross Barmen Hot Springs, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

3
days
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Luderitz is known for historic sites, nature, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in March, expect Luderitz to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

3
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Otjiwarongo: Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park) and Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and head outdoors with REST - Rare and Endangered Species Trust.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Otjiwarongo, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones, Africat, Okonjima Game Reserve
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Africat ©
Africat

2
days
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.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Etosha National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

4
days
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
When in Namib-Naukluft Park, make a side trip to see Balloon Rides in Sesriem, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei, head outdoors with Deadvlei, and take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park in 10 hours. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Namib Desert
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert

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