8 days in Oman Itinerary

8 days in Oman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oman tour itinerary planner

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Muscat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salalah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nizwa
— 2 nights
Drive to Muscat International Airport, Fly to King Fahd International Airport

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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.
Kids will enjoy Qurum Beach and Walking tours. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, explore the engaging exhibits at The National Museum of Oman, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Muscat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Muscat is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Muscat. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dammam in January since evenings lows in Muscat dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Salalah.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Salalah

— 2 nights
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
On the 25th (Mon), Head underground at Marneef Cave, kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach, and then kick back and relax at Al Mughsail Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land, then delve into the distant past at Sumhuram Old City, then head outdoors with Wadi Darbat, and finally explore the striking landscape at Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salalah road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Muscat to Salalah in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Salalah sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Salalah

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Nizwa Grand Mall, get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nizwa Souk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Al Hoota Cave.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nizwa visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salalah to Nizwa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Salalah in January, with highs in Nizwa at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Oman travel guide

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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.