11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ais-Ais trip maker tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Ais-Ais is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

Plan trip to Luderitz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ais-Ais to Luderitz by car takes about 5.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

3
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 museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Windhoek holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luderitz in December, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

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 14th (Sat): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park trip maker website .

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 15th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Damaraland tour builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, & more). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund day trip planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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