13 days in Oman Itinerary

13 days in Oman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oman route planner

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Muscat
— 4 nights
Fly
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Khasab
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salalah
— 1 night
Fly
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Nizwa
— 1 night
Drive
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Ar Rustaq
— 2 nights
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Muscat

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Safaris as well as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Illusions and Bait Al Zubair. Escape the urban bustle at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve and Pebble Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Al Sifah Beach, contemplate the long history of Mutrah Fort, take an in-depth tour of Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, and wander the streets of Yiti.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Muscat tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Muscat is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Muscat is 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Muscat reach 79°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Khasab.

Things to do in Muscat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

Khasab

— 2 nights
A lively provincial capital, Khasab has been termed the "Norway of Arabia," because of its dramatic coastline, where dramatic inlets resemble the fjords of Scandinavia.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Khasab Fort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Khasab travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Muscat to Khasab by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. December in Khasab sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Salalah.

Things to do in Khasab

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Salalah

— 1 night
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach, and then kick back and relax at Al Mughsail Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salalah tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Khasab to Salalah by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Khasab in December: highs in Salalah hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nizwa.

Things to do in Salalah

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Nizwa

— 1 night
Once the capital of the sultanate, Nizwa stands as one of the longest-established urban areas in the country, and has retained its traditional core.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Harat al Bilad, make a trip to Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, then contemplate the long history of Falaj Daris Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nizwa journey planning website.

You can fly from Salalah to Nizwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in December, expect Nizwa to be cooler, temps between 62°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ar Rustaq.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Ar Rustaq

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Snake Gorge and then steep yourself in history at Nakhal Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Al Rustaq Fort and then explore the historical opulence of Al Hazm Castle.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ar Rustaq itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nizwa to Ar Rustaq in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ar Rustaq

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Oman travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Flea Markets
Underdeveloped and largely ignored by foreign visitors until the 1970s, Oman now represents one of the region's top vacation destinations, attracting tourists with its pretty beaches, impressive dunes, and friendly mountain villages. A tour of Oman allows travelers to discover a traditional Middle Eastern way of life, authentic cuisine, and thriving urban centers where centuries-old heritage meets every modern amenity under the sun. In a country of well-maintained roads, many visitors choose to drive from one city to the next, where a typical Oman itinerary will include World Heritage Sites, historic forts, modern beaches, and an eclectic dining scene.