9 days in Oman Itinerary

9 days in Oman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oman trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Muscat, Drive to Al Hamra
Al Hamra
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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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Sumhuram Old City, then get outside with Wadi Darbat, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salalah tour planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Salalah is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in July, you will find days in Salalah are colder (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Khasab.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Fly from Salalah to Khasab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Khasab is a bit warmer than Salalah - with highs of 44°C and lows of 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Al Hamra.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Al Hamra — 2 nights

On the 26th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, then step into the grandiose world of Jibreen Castle, then contemplate the long history of Nizwa Fort, and finally contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Shams and then explore the stunning scenery at Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Hamra trip 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. Traveling from Khasab in July, expect Al Hamra to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Muscat.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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, stroll around Qurum Natural Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Muscat trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Al Hamra to Muscat. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Al Hamra in July, with highs in Muscat at 43°C and lows at 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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.