12 days in Oman Itinerary

12 days in Oman Itinerary

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Route & dates

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:  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.
Visit Qurum Beach and Pebble Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wadi Bani Khalid will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at Amouage, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Oman, and don't miss a visit to Corniche.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Muscat trip planner.

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. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, you will find days in Muscat are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Sur.

Things to do in Muscat

Wildlife Outdoors 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. On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, explore the historical opulence of Bilad Sur Castle, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sur trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Muscat to Sur in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sur can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Sur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wadi Shab ©
Wadi Shab
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve ©
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Bilad Sur Castle ©
Bilad Sur Castle

2
nights
Al Hamra

Al Hamra ©
On the 31st (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Shams, steep yourself in history at Falaj Daris Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bahla Fort, then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Akhdar, and then contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Al Hamra trip planner.

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 cooler nights in Al Hamra, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, explore the activities along Khawr Najd.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Khasab trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Al Hamra to Khasab in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Al Hamra, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Khasab, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Salalah.

Things to do in Khasab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), kick back and relax at Al Mughsail Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Mosque, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salalah vacation tool.

You can fly from Khasab to Salalah in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Khasab in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salalah: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salalah

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Sultan Qaboos Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land

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