15 days in Oman Itinerary

15 days in Oman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oman trip planner
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Fly
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Salalah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nizwa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muscat
— 5 nights
Fly
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Khasab
— 3 nights
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Salalah — 2 nights

The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Salalah is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Al Mughsail Beach, explore the ancient world of Sumhuram Old City, explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, and stroll the grounds of Nabi Ayoub's Tomb.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salalah trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Salalah is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Salalah, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Nizwa.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen, and then step into the grandiose world of Jibreen Castle. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Falaj Daris Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort, and then hunt for treasures at Nizwa Souk.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nizwa visit planner.

Getting from Salalah to Nizwa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Nizwa is a bit cooler than Salalah - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sur.
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Sur — 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Ras al Hadd Castle, stroll through Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, and then stroll through Turtle Beach. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab and then explore the ancient world of Bibi Maryam Mausoleum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Nizwa in May, with highs in Sur at 48°C and lows at 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Muscat.
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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.
On the 20th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, ponder the world of politics at Al Alam Palace, stroll through Qurum Beach, and stroll around Qurum Natural Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Muscat day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sur to Muscat. In May, daily temperatures in Muscat can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Khasab.
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Khasab — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bukha Fort in Bukha (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort, contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd, and explore the historical opulence of Festung Cacapo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Khasab trip builder.

You can fly from Muscat to Khasab in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Muscat in May: highs in Khasab hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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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.
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