5 days in Oman Itinerary
Start: Abu Dhabi
— 1 night
— 3 nights
End: Abu Dhabi
Mon, May 2 - Fri, May 6
Khasab — 1 night
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.Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Khasab travel itinerary planner.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Khasab is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. While traveling from Abu Dhabi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Khasab, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Muscat.
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Muscat — 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Yiti. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, make a trip to Mohammed Al Ameen mosque , take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Muscat driving holiday planner.
Fly from Khasab to Muscat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Khasab in May: highs in Muscat hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Oman travel guide
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.