8 days in Oman Itinerary

8 days in Oman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oman itinerary planner
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Fly
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Muscat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nizwa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Khasab
— 1 night
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Drive to Ras al Khaimah, Bus to Dubai Diera Terminal, Fly to Riyadh

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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.
Muscat is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and walk around Qurum Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Muscat online itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Muscat is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Muscat: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nizwa.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Step out of Nizwa to go to Al Hamra and see Al Hoota Cave, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, contemplate the long history of Nizwa Fort, explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, and don't miss a visit to Harat al Bilad.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nizwa itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muscat to Nizwa. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in July; daily highs in Nizwa reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Khasab.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Khasab trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nizwa to Khasab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Nizwa in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Khasab: highs are around 44°C and lows about 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel 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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