5 days in Nizwa, Al Hamra & Barka Itinerary

5 days in Nizwa, Al Hamra & Barka Itinerary

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Nizwa
— 2 nights
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Al Hamra
— 2 nights
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Barka
— 1 day
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Nizwa

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort and then buy something for everyone on your list at Nizwa Grand Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, then delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, and then admire the striking features of Tanuf Ruins.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nizwa trip planner.

Muscat to Nizwa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In June, Nizwa is little chillier than Muscat - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Al Hamra

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon and then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Shams. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen, take in breathtaking views at Wadi Nakhr Canyon, and then Head underground at Al Hoota Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Hamra online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Al Hamra takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Barka.

Things to do in Al Hamra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Barka

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Barka Bull Fight Arena and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at An Naman Zoo.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Hamra to Barka takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Al Hamra in June, expect Barka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums