31 days in Oman Itinerary

31 days in Oman Itinerary

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Salalah
— 4 nights
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Nizwa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Sharqiyah
— 1 night
Drive
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Muscat
— 14 nights
Drive
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Ar Rustaq
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dibba Al Bay Ah
— 1 night
Drive
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Khasab
— 4 nights
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Salalah — 4 nights

The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Frankincense Land and Sumhuram Old City. Sultan Qaboos Mosque and Taqah Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with ABT Divers, center your mind and body at Anantara Spa at Al Baleed Resort Salalah, and stroll through Al Mughsail Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salalah journey maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Salalah is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for little chillier 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 5th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Head to Nizwa Souk and Nizwa Grand Mallfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Nizwa Fort and Misfat al Abreyeen. Step out of Nizwa to go to Al Hamra and see Jebel Shams, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Desert Camels Adventure Tours, step into the grandiose world of Jibreen Castle, don't miss a visit to Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Anantara Spa at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizwa tour planner.

Getting from Salalah to Nizwa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in May, things will get a bit cooler in Nizwa: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Al Sharqiyah.
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Al Sharqiyah — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Wadi Tiwi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Al Sharqiyah trip tool.

Getting from Nizwa to Al Sharqiyah by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Nizwa in May, with highs in Al Sharqiyah at 48°C and lows at 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muscat.
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Muscat — 14 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Take a break from the city and head to Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve and Al Sifah Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and Museum of Illusions. Spend the 14th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Murtada A.K. Trading kadok, and tee off at Al Mouj Golf.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Muscat road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Al Sharqiyah to Muscat. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in May, and nighttime lows around 35°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ar Rustaq.
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Ar Rustaq — 2 nights

On the 25th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Al Hazm Castle and then contemplate the long history of Nakhal Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Snake Gorge and then take in breathtaking views at Snake Canyon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ar Rustaq day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muscat to Ar Rustaq. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Muscat in May: high temperatures in Ar Rustaq hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dibba Al Bay Ah.
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Dibba Al Bay Ah — 1 night

On the 27th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dibba Al Bay Ah road trip site.

You can drive from Ar Rustaq to Dibba Al Bay Ah in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Ar Rustaq, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Dibba Al Bay Ah, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Festung Cacapo and Bukha Fort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Khawr Najd. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bassa Public Beach and make a trip to Khasab Fort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Khasab route planner.

Traveling by car from Dibba Al Bay Ah to Khasab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dibba Al Bay Ah in May: highs in Khasab hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 34°C. On the 31st (Tue), 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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