9 days in Oman Itinerary

9 days in Oman Itinerary

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9 days in Oman Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  8​h
Muscat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Khasab
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Nizwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Cairo

4
days
Muscat

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Step out of the city life by going to Qurum Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at Amouage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Qurum Natural Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Royal Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Muscat travel itinerary creator.

Cairo, Egypt to Muscat is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Muscat reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Khasab.

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Qurum Beach ©
Qurum Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Oman Fjords.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Khasab tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Khasab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Khasab when traveling from Muscat in January, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nizwa.

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Oman Fjords ©
Oman Fjords

2
days
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 28th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Nizwa Fort and then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Akhdar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Misfat al Abreyeen, delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Jabrin Fort.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizwa vacation builder.

Getting from Khasab to Nizwa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate.

Things to do in Nizwa

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Jabrin Fort ©
Jabrin Fort
Jebel Akhdar ©
Jebel Akhdar
Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sunaysilah Fort, see the interesting displays at Sur Maritime Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wadi Bani Khalid.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Nizwa to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Wadi Shab ©
Wadi Shab
Wadi Bani Khalid ©
Wadi Bani Khalid

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