13 days in Oman Itinerary

13 days in Oman Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Muscat
— 4 nights
2
Khasab
— 2 nights
3
Salalah
— 1 night
4
Nizwa
— 1 night
5
Ar Rustaq
— 2 nights

4
nights
Muscat

Muscat ©
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 Safaris as well as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Illusions and Al Alam Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve and Qurum Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Al Sifah Beach, steep yourself in history at Mutrah Fort, see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, and stroll through Pebble Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Muscat driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Muscat is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Muscat is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Muscat reach 79°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Khasab.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Al Alam Palace
Highlights from your plan
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve ©
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
Safaris
Al Sifah Beach ©
Al Sifah Beach

2
nights
Khasab

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 7th (Tue), make a trip to Khasab Fort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Khasab travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Muscat to Khasab by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. December in Khasab sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Salalah.

Things to do in Khasab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Khawr Najd ©
Khawr Najd
Festung Cacapo ©
Festung Cacapo

1
night
Salalah

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach, and then kick back and relax at Al Mughsail Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salalah tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Khasab to Salalah by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Khasab in December: highs in Salalah hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Salalah

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Al Fizayah Beach ©
Al Fizayah Beach
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Marneef Cave ©
Marneef Cave

1
night
Nizwa

Nizwa ©
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 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Harat al Bilad, make a trip to Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, then contemplate the long history of Falaj Daris Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nizwa journey planning website.

You can fly from Salalah to Nizwa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in December, expect Nizwa to be cooler, temps between 62°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ar Rustaq.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harat al Bilad
Highlights from your plan
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Harat al Bilad ©
Harat al Bilad
Falaj Daris Park ©
Falaj Daris Park

2
nights
Ar Rustaq

Ar Rustaq ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Snake Gorge and then steep yourself in history at Nakhal Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Al Rustaq Fort and then explore the historical opulence of Al Hazm Castle.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ar Rustaq itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nizwa to Ar Rustaq in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ar Rustaq

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nakhal Fort, Snake Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Nakhal Fort ©
Nakhal Fort
Al Hazm Castle ©
Al Hazm Castle
Al Rustaq Fort ©
Al Rustaq Fort

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