8 days in Oman Itinerary

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— 2 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Muscat, Drive to Al Hamra
Al Hamra
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Muscat International Airport, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)


Muscat — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and Museum of Illusions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mohammed Al Ameen mosque and Pebble Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and visit Yiti.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Muscat holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Muscat is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Muscat due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Muscat when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Khasab.
Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the activities along Khawr Najd.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Khasab trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Muscat to Khasab in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December in Khasab, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Al Hamra.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Al Hamra — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Snake Canyon and then hike along Wadi Bani Awf. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Wadi Nakhr Canyon and then surround yourself with nature on Desert Camels Adventure Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Hamra attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Khasab to Al Hamra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Khasab in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Al Hamra: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nakhl.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Nakhl — 2 nights

On the 19th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Al Thowarah Hot Springs and then steep yourself in history at Nakhal Fort.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nakhl journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Al Hamra to Nakhl takes 3 hours. In December in Nakhl, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Oman travel guide

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.