16 days in Oman Itinerary

16 days in Oman Itinerary

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Salalah — 3 nights

The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Get some historical perspective at Sultan Qaboos Mosque and Taqah Castle. Visit Al Mughsail Beach and Al Fizayah Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land, look for all kinds of wild species at ABT Divers, and head outdoors with Wadi Darbat.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salalah trip maker app.

Amman, Jordan to Salalah is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Amman in January, things will get warmer in Salalah: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nizwa.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Nizwa — 3 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.
Nizwa Fort and Jibreen Castle will appeal to history buffs. Head to Nizwa Souk and Nizwa Grand Mallfor some retail therapy. When in Nizwa, make a side trip to see Al Hoota Cave in Al Hamra, approximately Al Hamra away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort and surround yourself with nature on Desert Camels Adventure Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nizwa online holiday planner.

Getting from Salalah to Nizwa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Salalah in January; daily highs in Nizwa reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sur.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Sur — 2 nights

Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. On the 24th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Old Castle Museum and then kick back and relax at Turtle Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab and then see the interesting displays at Sur Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sur tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Nizwa to Sur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nizwa in January: highs in Sur hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muscat.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Muscat — 5 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Appreciate the collections at Bait Al Zubair and The National Museum of Oman. Visiting Qurum Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Muscat with an excursion to Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve in Seeb--about 44 minutes away. On the 28th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq, see the interesting displays at Amouage, don't miss a visit to Corniche, and get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Muscat route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sur to Muscat. In January in Muscat, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Khasab.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

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 31st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Festung Cacapo and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bassa Public Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Khasab online day trip planner.

Getting from Muscat to Khasab by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, daily temperatures in Khasab can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.