8 days in Oman Itinerary

8 days in Oman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oman route planner
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Ar Rustaq
— 2 nights
Dibba Al Bay Ah
— 1 night
— 1 night


Muscat — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Illusions and Spas. You'll explore and learn at Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre and Amouage. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through Yiti, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the masterpieces at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Muscat trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Muscat. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Salalah.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Salalah — 1 night

The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Salalah Gardens Mall and then kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Salalah trip planning app.

Getting from Muscat to Salalah by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Muscat in August, expect Salalah to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Ar Rustaq.
Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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Ar Rustaq — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Snake Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Al Hazm Castle and then contemplate the long history of Nakhal Fort.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ar Rustaq trip site.

Getting from Salalah to Ar Rustaq by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Ar Rustaq. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dibba Al Bay Ah.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Dibba Al Bay Ah — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dibba Al Bay Ah trip planner.

Drive from Ar Rustaq to Dibba Al Bay Ah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ar Rustaq in August: highs in Dibba Al Bay Ah hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 38°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Khasab.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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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 23rd (Tue): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Khasab trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dibba Al Bay Ah to Khasab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Khasab can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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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.