48 days in Oman Itinerary

48 days in Oman Itinerary

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48 days in Oman Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  3 h
1
Muscat
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Ruwi
— 2 nights
Taxi:  30 min
3
Muttrah
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Qurayyat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Al Hadd
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Jalan Bani Buhassan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Al Kamil Wal Wafi
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Al Sharqiyah
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Ibra
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
11
Mirbat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Salalah
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
13
Nizwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
14
Al Hamra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Ibri
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
16
Buraimi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
17
Sohar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
18
Ar Rustaq
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
19
Nakhl
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
20
Barka
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
21
Seeb
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
22
Khasab
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City

2
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 Hajjar Mountains, Wadi Bani Khalid, Bimmah Sinkhole, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snake Canyon and Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, kick back and relax at Pebble Beach, and see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Muscat trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Muscat is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Muscat is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect nights in Muscat to be about the same, around 36°C, while days are little chillier, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ruwi.

Things to do in Muscat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Snake Canyon
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Wadi Al Arbeieen ©
Wadi Al Arbeieen
Al Sifah Beach ©
Al Sifah Beach

2
nights
Ruwi

Ruwi ©
One of the main commercial and business hubs in the sultanate, Ruwi has the feel of a buzzing, modern district and the architecture to match.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Currency Museum of Oman. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Yitti Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ruwi travel itinerary planner .

Ruwi is very close to Muscat. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 36°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Muttrah.

Things to do in Ruwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Yitti Beach
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Yitti Beach ©
Yitti Beach

1
night
Muttrah

Muttrah ©
Muttrah, administratively a district, is located in the Muscat province of Oman. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace, then walk around Riyam Park حديقة ريام, and then don't miss a visit to Corniche.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Muttrah day trip site .

Muttrah is just a stone's throw from Ruwi. July in Muttrah sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 36°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Qurayyat.

Things to do in Muttrah

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muscat Governorate
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Riyam Park حديقة ريام ©
Riyam Park حديقة ريام
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace
Corniche ©
Corniche

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nights
Qurayyat

Qurayyat ©
On the 7th (Tue), admire the engineering at Wadi Dayqah Dam and then explore the fascinating underground world of Majlis al Jinn Cave.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Qurayyat attractions planner.

Getting from Muttrah to Qurayyat by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for Sur on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Qurayyat

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wadi Dayqah Dam
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Wadi Dayqah Dam ©
Wadi Dayqah Dam

3
nights
Sur

Sur ©
Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Explore hidden gems such as Ras al Hadd Castle and Sunaysilah Fort. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Wadi Shab, see the interesting displays at Sur Maritime Museum, stroll through Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, and explore the historical opulence of Bilad Sur Castle.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Qurayyat to Sur takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 34°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Al Hadd.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Wadi Shab ©
Wadi Shab
Ras al Hadd Castle ©
Ras al Hadd Castle
Sur Maritime Museum ©
Sur Maritime Museum

2
nights
Al Hadd

Al Hadd ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Hadd vacation planner.

You can drive from Sur to Al Hadd in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 34°C. You will leave for Jalan Bani Buhassan on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Al Hadd

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Turtle Beach ©
Turtle Beach

2
nights
Jalan Bani Buhassan

Jalan Bani Buhassan ©
On the 14th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Wahiba Sands.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jalan Bani Buhassan itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Al Hadd to Jalan Bani Buhassan in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jalan Bani Buhassan can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. You'll set off for Al Kamil Wal Wafi on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Jalan Bani Buhassan

Parks Nature
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Wahiba Sands ©
Wahiba Sands

8
nights
Al Kamil Wal Wafi

Al Kamil Wal Wafi ©
Explore hidden gems such as Old Castle Museum and Al Saleel National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Al Kamil Wal Wafi using our trip planner.

Al Kamil Wal Wafi is just a stone's throw from Jalan Bani Buhassan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 34°C. You'll set off for Al Sharqiyah on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Al Kamil Wal Wafi

Parks Nature Museums
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Al Saleel National Park ©
Al Saleel National Park
Old Castle Museum ©
Old Castle Museum

1
night
Al Sharqiyah

Al Sharqiyah ©
On the 24th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Bibi Maryam's Tomb Qalhat.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Al Sharqiyah holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Al Kamil Wal Wafi to Al Sharqiyah takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Al Sharqiyah are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ibra.

Things to do in Al Sharqiyah

Historic Sites
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Bibi Maryam Mausoleum ©
Bibi Maryam Mausoleum

1
night
Ibra

Ibra ©
Ibra is the second largest city in the Ash Sharqiyah Region of Oman. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami al-Hamoda Mosque and then look for gifts at Ibra Ladies Souk.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ibra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Sharqiyah to Ibra takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mirbat.

Things to do in Ibra

Shopping Historic Sites
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Jami al-Hamoda Mosque ©
Jami al-Hamoda Mosque

1
night
Mirbat

Mirbat ©
Mirbat is a coastal town in the Dhofar governorate, in southwestern Oman. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Mirbat Castle, then don't miss a visit to Old Town of Mirbat, and then make a trip to Bin Ali Tomb.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mirbat road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ibra to Mirbat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll set off for Salalah on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Mirbat

Historic Sites
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Old Town of Mirbat ©
Old Town of Mirbat
Mirbat Castle ©
Mirbat Castle
Bin Ali Tomb ©
Bin Ali Tomb

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nights
Salalah

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
On the 28th (Tue), Head underground at Marneef Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mughsail Beach, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Frankincense Land. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole, get outside with Wadi Darbat, and then look for gifts at Al-Husn Souq.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Salalah day trip planning website .

Getting from Mirbat to Salalah by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Salalah, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Salalah

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Marneef Cave ©
Marneef Cave
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Wadi Darbat ©
Wadi Darbat

2
nights
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 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman, then contemplate the long history of Falaj Daris Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Birkat Al Mouz Ruins and then stop by Lulu Hyper Market.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizwa travel route app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salalah to Nizwa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salalah in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nizwa, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
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Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman ©
Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Birkat Al Mouz Ruins ©
Birkat Al Mouz Ruins

3
nights
Al Hamra

Al Hamra ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wadi Nakhr Canyon and Snake Gorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Al Hamra holiday planner.

Drive from Nizwa to Al Hamra in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Al Hamra can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ibri.

Things to do in Al Hamra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snake Gorge
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Wadi Nakhr Canyon ©
Wadi Nakhr Canyon
Jebel Shams ©
Jebel Shams
Al Hoota Cave ©
Al Hoota Cave

1
night
Ibri

Ibri ©
On the 4th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Ibri Castle and then explore the striking landscape at Wadi Damm.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibri holiday planner.

You can drive from Al Hamra to Ibri in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buraimi.

Things to do in Ibri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Wadi Damm ©
Wadi Damm
Ibri Castle ©
Ibri Castle

1
night
Buraimi

Buraimi ©
Al Buraimi is a governorate of Oman which was split from the Ad Dhahirah Region.Until October 2006, the area was part of Ad Dhahirah Region. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Al Khandaq Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Al Hillah Castle, and then have fun at Al Buraimi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Wadi Kitnah pools.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buraimi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ibri to Buraimi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°C in August, and nighttime lows around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sohar.

Things to do in Buraimi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Al Buraimi Park ©
Al Buraimi Park

1
night
Sohar

Sohar ©
Sohar is the capital and largest city of the Al Batinah North Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Safeer Mall and then admire the landmark architecture of Sohar Fort.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sohar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Buraimi to Sohar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Buraimi in August, expect nights in Sohar to be about the same, around 35°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ar Rustaq.

Things to do in Sohar

Shopping Historic Sites
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Safeer Mall ©
Safeer Mall
Sohar Fort ©
Sohar Fort

1
night
Ar Rustaq

Ar Rustaq ©
On the 8th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Al Hazm Castle and then steep yourself in history at Al Rustaq Fort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ar Rustaq journey builder site .

Drive from Sohar to Ar Rustaq in 2 hours. In August, Ar Rustaq is a bit cooler than Sohar - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nakhl.

Things to do in Ar Rustaq

Historic Sites
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Al Hazm Castle ©
Al Hazm Castle
Al Rustaq Fort ©
Al Rustaq Fort

3
nights
Nakhl

Nakhl ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nakhal Fort and Al Thowarah Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nakhl trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Ar Rustaq to Nakhl in an hour. In August in Nakhl, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will leave for Barka on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Nakhl

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Nakhal Fort ©
Nakhal Fort
Al Thowarah Hot Springs ©
Al Thowarah Hot Springs

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nights
Barka

Barka ©
On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at An Naman Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Barka Bull Fight Arena, and then contemplate the long history of Bait Na'am.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barka travel app .

You can drive from Nakhl to Barka in an hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nakhl in August; daily highs in Barka reach 42°C and lows reach 34°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Seeb.

Things to do in Barka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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An Naman Zoo ©
An Naman Zoo
Barka Bull Fight Arena ©
Barka Bull Fight Arena

2
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Seeb

Seeb ©
A popular getaway for the capital's city-dwellers, Seeb gives foreign visitors a taste of a real Omani town, just a 30-minute drive west along the coast from Muscat.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve and then walk around Al Naseem Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seeb road trip planning tool .

Seeb is very close to Barka. In August, daytime highs in Seeb are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Khasab.

Things to do in Seeb

Parks Wildlife
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Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve ©
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
Al Naseem Park ©
Al Naseem Park

2
nights
Khasab

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bukha Fort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bassa Public Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Khasab itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Seeb to Khasab in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Seeb in August since evenings lows in Khasab dip to 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khasab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukha Fort
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Bassa Public Beach ©
Bassa Public Beach
Khasab Fort ©
Khasab Fort
Speed Boats Tours

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