10 days in Oman Itinerary

10 days in Oman Itinerary

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10 days in Oman Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Muscat
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Salalah
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Nizwa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Muscat

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Bait Al Zubair. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Qurum Beach, examine the collection at Amouage, brush up on your military savvy at Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, and explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Oman.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Muscat online trip itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to Muscat is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Muscat, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Muscat reach 99°F and lows reach 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair
The National Museum of Oman ©
The National Museum of Oman

3
nights
Salalah

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Frankincense Land and Sumhuram Old City. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mughsail Beach, step into the grandiose world of Taqah Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Salalah.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salalah itinerary maker site .

Fly from Muscat to Salalah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Muscat in July: high temperatures in Salalah hover around 81°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Salalah

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land
Sumhuram Old City ©
Sumhuram Old City

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.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, then steep yourself in history at Bahla Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Tanuf Ruins, and finally steep yourself in history at Nizwa Fort.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizwa online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salalah to Nizwa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salalah in July since evenings lows in Nizwa dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jibreen Castle
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 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Jibreen Castle ©
Jibreen Castle

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