8 days in Oman Itinerary

8 days in Oman Itinerary

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8 days in Oman Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Muscat
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Al Hadd
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nizwa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Salalah
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mutrah Souq and Muscat City Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Qurum Beach and Pebble Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the historical opulence of Al Alam Royal Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Muscat road trip app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Muscat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Muscat: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Al Hadd.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Muscat Governorate
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Qurum Beach ©
Qurum Beach
Mutrah Souq ©
Mutrah Souq

1
night
Al Hadd

Al Hadd ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ras al Hadd Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Hadd trip maker .

You can drive from Muscat to Al Hadd in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Al Hadd, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nizwa.

Things to do in Al Hadd

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ras al Hadd Castle
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Ras al Hadd Castle ©
Ras al Hadd Castle
Turtle Beach ©
Turtle Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Nizwa Souk, then pause for some photo ops at Nizwa Fort, then don't miss a visit to Nizwaa, and finally stop by Lulu Hyper Market. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Akhdar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nizwa holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Al Hadd to Nizwa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Al Hadd in August, expect Nizwa to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Nizwa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Jebel Akhdar ©
Jebel Akhdar
Lulu Hyper Market ©
Lulu Hyper Market
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mughsail Beach, Head underground at Marneef Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fizayah Beach. On the next day, get outside with Wadi Darbat, delve into the distant past at Sumhuram Old City, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salalah online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nizwa to Salalah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nizwa in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salalah, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salalah

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Al Fizayah Beach ©
Al Fizayah Beach
Wadi Darbat ©
Wadi Darbat

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