7 days in Namibia Itinerary

7 days in Namibia Itinerary

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7 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Durban

2
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: stroll through Deadvlei, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek day trip planner.

Durban, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durban in October: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors 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 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Start your trip to Etosha National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Damaraland.
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1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland travel route builder .

Getting from Etosha National Park to Damaraland by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, then see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and finally snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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