12 days in Oman Itinerary

12 days in Oman Itinerary

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12 days in Oman Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13​h
1
Muscat
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Al Hamra
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Khasab
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Salalah
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: Hong Kong

3
nights
Muscat

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
We've included these beaches for you: Qurum Beach and Pebble Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wadi Bani Khalid. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Oman, don't miss a visit to Corniche, and see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Muscat trip itinerary app .

Hong Kong, China to Muscat is an approximately 13-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Muscat, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, you will find days in Muscat are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sur.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Sur

Sur ©
Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, then step into the grandiose world of Bilad Sur Castle, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sur trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Muscat to Sur in 3 hours. In December in Sur, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Sur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wadi Shab ©
Wadi Shab
Bilad Sur Castle ©
Bilad Sur Castle

2
nights
Al Hamra

Al Hamra ©
On the 31st (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Shams, contemplate the long history of Falaj Daris Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Akhdar, and then steep yourself in history at Misfat al Abreyeen.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Al Hamra day trip app .

Getting from Sur to Al Hamra by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Sur, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Al Hamra, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Khasab.

Things to do in Al Hamra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nizwa
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 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Jebel Shams ©
Jebel Shams

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Khawr Najd and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Khasab itinerary maker app .

Getting from Al Hamra to Khasab by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Al Hamra in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Khasab: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Khasab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Festung Cacapo ©
Festung Cacapo
Khawr Najd ©
Khawr Najd

2
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 4th (Sat): stroll through Al Mughsail Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Mosque, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Salalah trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Khasab to Salalah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Khasab in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Salalah, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Salalah

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach

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