26 days in Oman Itinerary

26 days in Oman Itinerary

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Salalah
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nizwa
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Muscat
— 8 nights
Drive
5
Ar Rustaq
— 2 nights
Fly
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Khasab
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ras al Khaimah, Bus to Dubai Diera Terminal, Fly to Riyadh

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Salalah — 5 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, nature, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Darbat, step into the grandiose world of Taqah Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Anantara Spa at Al Baleed Resort Salalah, and laugh and play at Hawana Aqua Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salalah trip itinerary planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Salalah is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Salalah. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: highs in Salalah hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nizwa.
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Nizwa — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nizwa: Al Hamra (Misfat al Abreyeen, Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort, explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Akhdar, and relax and rejuvenate at Anantara Spa at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nizwa trip planning tool.

You can fly from Salalah to Nizwa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in August, Nizwa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) 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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Turtle Beach and then surround yourself with nature on Coastal Trip Tourism. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab and then step into the grandiose world of Bilad Sur Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sur planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nizwa in August; daily highs in Sur reach 45°C and lows reach 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muscat.
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Muscat — 8 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Muscat is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, make a trip to Corniche, hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, and ponder the world of politics at Al Alam Palace.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Muscat trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Sur to Muscat with the Route module. While traveling from Sur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Muscat, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ar Rustaq.
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Ar Rustaq — 2 nights

On the 21st (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Snake Gorge and then take in breathtaking views at Snake Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Al Hazm Castle and then steep yourself in history at Nakhal Fort.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ar Rustaq travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muscat to Ar Rustaq. In August, Ar Rustaq is little chillier than Muscat - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Khasab.
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Khasab — 4 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.
When in Khasab, make a side trip to see Bukha Fort in Bukha, approximately Bukha away. There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Bassa Public Beach, don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort, and contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Khasab route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ar Rustaq to Khasab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Ar Rustaq in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Khasab, with highs around 44°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 38°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to 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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