10 days in Oman Itinerary

10 days in Oman Itinerary

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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Muscat International Airport, Drive to Nizwa
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Nizwa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nakhl
— 1 night
Drive
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Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Muscat
— 5 nights
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Nizwa — 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Nizwa Souk, get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Nizwa Grand Mall. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, steep yourself in history at Bahla Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nizwa trip itinerary planning site.

Bern, Switzerland to Nizwa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bern to Nizwa, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in October, with highs in Nizwa at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nakhl.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
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Nakhl — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Al Thowarah Hot Springs and then steep yourself in history at Nakhal Fort.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nakhl trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Nakhl takes 2.5 hours. October in Nakhl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sur.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sur — 1 night

Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab and then delve into the distant past at Bibi Maryam Mausoleum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sur itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nakhl to Sur takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nakhl in October, expect Sur to be much hotter, temps between 43°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muscat.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Muscat — 5 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Qurum Beach and Bimmah Sinkhole. On the 21st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, cast your line with a fishing tour, get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Sultan's Armed Forces Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Muscat trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sur to Muscat. In October, daily temperatures in Muscat can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
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Oman travel guide

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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.