8 days in Oman Itinerary

8 days in Oman Itinerary

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8 days in Oman Itinerary

Muscat
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Salalah
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Muscat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Khasab
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Jabrin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Muscat

2
days
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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sultan's Palace, kick back and relax at Al Mughsail Beach, and then Head underground at Marneef Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Sumhuram Old City, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land, and then don't miss a visit to Nabi Umran A.S Tomb.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salalah vacation maker website .

Muscat to Salalah is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Salalah

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature
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Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Sumhuram Old City ©
Sumhuram Old City
Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land

2
days
Muscat

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Qurum Beach, and then tee off at Al Mouj Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, ponder the world of politics at Al Alam Royal Palace, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Muscat journey planner .

You can fly from Salalah to Muscat in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Khasab.

Things to do in Muscat

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Al Alam Royal Palace
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Qurum Beach ©
Qurum Beach
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

few
hours
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 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Oman Fjords.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Khasab trip planner .

Fly from Muscat to Khasab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Muscat in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Khasab, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabrin.

Things to do in Khasab

#Parks, #Nature
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Oman Fjords ©
Oman Fjords

1
day
Jabrin

Jabrin ©
Jabrin is a small town in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate in northeastern Oman.The town is known for its impressive castle, which was built by the Yaruba dynasty Imam Bil'arab bin Sultan, who ruled from 1679 to 1692. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jabrin Fort, steep yourself in history at Bahla Fort, then steep yourself in history at Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yitti Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabrin sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Khasab to Jabrin by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate.

Things to do in Jabrin

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oman, Bahla Fort
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Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Jabrin Fort ©
Jabrin Fort

2
days
Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate ©
Tourism in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate focuses primarily on the coastline and the sand dunes, with some particularly notable natural features to explore in each of the main environments.
On the 20th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wadi Bani Khalid. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ibra Ladies Souk and then explore the striking landscape at Wadi Shab.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Jabrin to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Wadi Bani Khalid ©
Wadi Bani Khalid
Wadi Shab ©
Wadi Shab

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