5 days in Muscat & Nizwa Itinerary

5 days in Muscat & Nizwa Itinerary

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5 days in Muscat & Nizwa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Muscat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nizwa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Muscat

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Al Alam Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Oman, then examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Muscat vacation planning website .

London, UK to Muscat is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Muscat. Traveling from London in February, things will get much warmer in Muscat: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Muscat

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jibreen Castle, contemplate the long history of Bahla Fort, then admire the striking features of Tanuf Ruins, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Birkat Al Mouz Ruins and then hunt for treasures at Nizwa Souk.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Nizwa trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muscat to Nizwa. Traveling from Muscat in February, you will find days in Nizwa are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Jibreen Castle
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 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Jibreen Castle ©
Jibreen Castle

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