11 days in Oman Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Fly to Muscat, Drive to Al Hamra
Al Hamra
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights


Salalah — 2 nights

The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Al Fizayah Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Mughsail Beach, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Frankincense Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Sumhuram Old City, contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Darbat, and then relax and rejuvenate at Anantara Spa at Al Baleed Resort Salalah.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Salalah travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salalah is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Salalah at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Al Hamra.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Al Hamra — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Al Hamra: Nizwa (Falaj Daris Park, Nizwa Souk, &more) and Jibreen Castle (in Jabrin).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Hamra sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salalah to Al Hamra in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in December, expect Al Hamra to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sur.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bilad Sur Castle, explore the striking landscape at Wadi Shab, and then explore the ancient world of Bibi Maryam Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sur route maker tool.

You can drive from Al Hamra to Sur in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Al Hamra in December: high temperatures in Sur hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Muscat.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, stroll through Pebble Beach, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Muscat trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sur to Muscat. In December, daily temperatures in Muscat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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Oman travel guide

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.