8 days in Oman Itinerary

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Muscat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salalah
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Nizwa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Al Hamra
Drive
5
Ibri
— 1 night
Drive
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Khasab
— 1 night
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Muscat — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wadi Bani Khalid, Bimmah Sinkhole, Royal Opera House, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq, then explore the striking landscape at Bimmah Sinkhole, and then stroll through Wadi Bani Khalid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, and finally enjoy some music at Royal Opera House.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Muscat travel itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Muscat is an approximately 5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in July, expect nights in Muscat to be about the same, around 36°C, while days are little chillier, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Salalah.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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, nature, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Darbat, explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, delve into the mystery of Earth Gravity Controversial, and examine the collection at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salalah road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Muscat to Salalah in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Salalah is a bit cooler than Muscat - with highs of 32°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nizwa.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Nizwa — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Jibreen Castle, then steep yourself in history at Bahla Fort, and then hunt for treasures at Nizwa Souk.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nizwa driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Salalah to Nizwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nizwa, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Al Hamra.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Al Hamra

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Hamra trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Al Hamra takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll set off for Ibri on the 13th (Wed).
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Ibri — 1 night

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ibri driving holiday website.

You can drive from Al Hamra to Ibri in 2 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Khasab.
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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 14th (Thu): make a trip to Khasab Fort and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Khasab road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ibri to Khasab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Mountains · Flea Markets

Ad-Dhahirah Governorate travel guide

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Ruins · Castles · Geologic Formations
Al Dhahirah is one of the governorates of Oman. It was previously a region . It became a governorate on 28 October 2011.ProvincesAdh Dhahirah Governorate consists of three provinces (wilayat): IbriYanqulDhankRegional Subdivision Review before 2007Until October 2006, two more former wilayat were part of this region: Al Buraymi and Mahdha. Al Buraimi Governorate was created from those two wilayats in October, 2006, as a new governorate. As well, a third wilaya, of Al Sinaihah was created from rural parts of Al Buraymi and Mahdha.

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