• OUR 1 MONTH OMAN ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

    A 4x4 vehicle drives towards the Western Hajar Mountains on a 1 month Oman road trip.
  • OUR 1 MONTH OMAN ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

    A 4x4 vehicle drives towards the Western Hajar Mountains on a 1 month Oman road trip.

OUR 1 MONTH OMAN ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

On our second trip to Oman we spent a month road tripping around the country in a 4×4, camping every night. Having previously visited many of Oman’s highlights in the central highlands and coastal region south of Muscat, we were keen to explore further. We travelled north to Musandam, south to Dhofar, and through the expansive distance in between. We filmed the whole journey and created two videos of our trip.

Until now, we’ve never put together an exact itinerary of our route. This is mainly due to the reason that while it suited us well, we wouldn’t necessarily suggest it as the ideal month long itinerary for everyone else. But, since publishing the videos on YouTube, we’ve had a few people get in touch asking for more specific details about our route and camping spots. So, here it is!

A camel standing in front of a strip of golden sand where Khor Rori meets the sea

A camel hanging out at Khor Rori, an amazing place near Salalah where the waters of Wadi Darbat meet the sea



A camel standing in front of a strip of golden sand where Khor Rori meets the sea

A camel hanging out at Khor Rori near Salalah,
where the waters of Wadi Darbat meet the sea



With the above said, the main itinerary alteration that we’d recommend (especially for first time visitors to Oman) is to skip Musandam and spend time in the central highlands region instead. Not that we don’t love Musandam, but it is easier visited from Dubai and makes a perfect adventure road trip in itself. If you’re keen to visit, check out our complete guide to Musandam, which covers all the places we visited in the video and more.

Our suggestions on what to see and do in the central highlands region can all be found in our separate 10 day 2WD and 4×4 itineraries. More info about many of the places we visited in Part Two of our Oman videos can be found in our complete guide to Salalah and Dhofar. And for all the practical details when it comes to planning your road trip, we’ve covered everything you need to know in our complete Oman camping road trip guide.

The below itinerary relates directly to our Oman videos, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you can watch them now!

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OUR 1 MONTH OMAN ROAD TRIP ITINERARY MAP

The below map shows our entire 1 month Oman road trip route, plus all our camp spots and points of interest along the way. The map legend shows the order of the journey. You can highlight the route for each day or a particular pin by clicking on it in the legend or on the map itself. Note that it functions best in the desktop ‘My Maps’ version. If you save the map and open it on your phone you will only be able to view the Google Maps version, which has more limited functionality.


HOW TO SAVE THIS MAP (ONLINE VERSION)

To save this map to use online on desktop or mobile just tap the star symbol next to the title. When you open Google Maps on your phone, navigate to ‘Saved’ at the bottom, then swipe along to ‘Maps’ at the top. You’ll find this map in your list of maps. On desktop, click the three lines at the top left, select ‘Your Places’, then ‘Maps’. Click the map, then scroll down and select ‘Open in My Maps’ to access the interactive version. Alternatively, just tap the rectangle symbol at the top right of the map in this blog post to view the My Maps version larger on desktop. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to view this version of the map offline, but we’ve created a similar version for offline use as per below.

HOW TO SAVE THIS MAP (OFFLINE VERSION)

 To use an offline map with all the same pins and routes marked, first download Maps.Me (iOS/Android), then download our 1 Month Oman Road Trip Itinerary bookmarks, and select open with Maps.Me. This works best on mobile.

We’ve marked all of our campsites green, points of interest yellow, important turn offs and border crossings in red, and practical info in blue. You can easily navigate by tapping the bookmark for your start point and selecting ‘route from’, then tap your end point bookmark and select ‘route to’. If you want to plot a different route to the one suggested by Maps.me, just tap a third (or fourth, fifth, etc.) bookmark between the start and end points and select ‘add stop’. You can use Maps.me offline or online, but note that the attached photos for each bookmark will only appear when you’re online.

OUR 1 MONTH OMAN ROAD TRIP ITINERARY OUTLINE

ARRIVE MUSCAT
3 Nights/2 Days
Pick up 4×4 at Muscat Airport
3 nights accommodation
Stock up at supermarket, visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, wander Muttrah

Day 1Muscat – Ruwi Viewpoint – Yiti Beach
57km
Day 2 Yiti Beach – morning diving with Extra Divers Qantab (at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort) – Bandar Al Khiran
34km
Day 3 Bandar Al Khiran – Suwadi Al Batha – Al Khaburah Beach
216km
Day 4 Al Khaburah Beach – Khatmat Malaha border crossing into UAE – Ras Al Khaimah border crossing into Musandam – Al Jadi Beach
338km
Day 5Al Jadi Beach – Harf Plateau – Rocky Beach
38km
Day 6Rocky Beach – Khasab – Khor Najd43km
Day 7Khor Najd – As Sayh Plateau34km
Day 8As Sayh Plateau – A’Rowdhah Bowl – Limah Viewpoint – Wadi Bih Viewpoint51km
Day 9Wadi Bih Viewpoint – Dhow Boat Cruise – Tawi Petroglyphs – Al Jadi Beach71km
Day 10 Al Jadi Beach – Ras Al Khaimah border crossing into UAE – Mezyad border crossing into Oman – Al Ayn Beehive Tombs – Wadi Damm512km
Day 11Wadi Damm – Jebel Shams Grand Canyon Rim48km
Day 12 Jebel Shams Grand Canyon Rim – Ghul viewpoint – Nizwa – Wadi Muqshin636km
Day 13Wadi Muqshin – Wadi Dawkah (Frankincense Tree Park) – Wadi Uyun327km
Day 14Wadi Uyun – Salalah – Al Mughsayl Beach – Fazayah Beaches121km
Day 15Fazayah Beaches – Salalah Beach67km
Day 16Salalah Beach – Khor Rori – Lower Wadi Darbat/Travertine Curtain – Upper Wadi Darbat46km
Day 17 Upper Wadi Darbat – Wadi Darbat pools/top of waterfall – Tawi Atair Sinkhole – nice beach near Mirbat – Wadi Suneik195km
Day 18Wadi Suneik – 3 Palms Lagoon355km
Day 193 Palms Lagoon – Sugar Dunes188km
Day 20Sugar Dunes – Filim85km
Day 21Filim – Shanna Port – Masirah Island135km
Day 22Masirah Island136km
Day 23Masirah Island – Wadi Bani Khalid (intended route via Wahiba Sands desert track, but took coastal road due to high winds)383km
Day 24Wadi Bani Khalid – Salma Plateau – Fins172km
Day 25Fins – Bimmah Sinkhole – Wadi Al Arbiyyin – Wadi Dayqah79km
Day 26Wadi Dayqah – Yiti Beach – Muscat Airport131km
ARRIVE MUSCAT
3 Nights/2 Days
Pick up 4×4 at Muscat Airport
3 nights accommodation
Stock up at supermarket, visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, wander Muttrah
Day 1Muscat – Ruwi Viewpoint – Yiti Beach
57km
Day 2 Yiti Beach – morning diving with Extra Divers Qantab (at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort) – Bandar Al Khiran
34km
Day 3 Bandar Al Khiran – Suwadi Al Batha – Al Khaburah Beach
216km
Day 4 Al Khaburah Beach – Khatmat Malaha border crossing into UAE – Ras Al Khaimah border crossing into Musandam – Al Jadi Beach
338km
Day 5Al Jadi Beach – Harf Plateau – Rocky Beach
38km
Day 6Rocky Beach – Khasab – Khor Najd43km
Day 7Khor Najd – As Sayh Plateau34km
Day 8As Sayh Plateau – A’Rowdhah Bowl – Limah Viewpoint – Wadi Bih Viewpoint51km
Day 9Wadi Bih Viewpoint – Dhow Boat Cruise – Tawi Petroglyphs – Al Jadi Beach71km
Day 10 Al Jadi Beach – Ras Al Khaimah border crossing into UAE – Mezyad border crossing into Oman – Al Ayn Beehive Tombs – Wadi Damm512km
Day 11Wadi Damm – Jebel Shams Grand Canyon Rim48km
Day 12 Jebel Shams Grand Canyon Rim – Ghul viewpoint – Nizwa – Wadi Muqshin636km
Day 13Wadi Muqshin – Wadi Dawkah (Frankincense Tree Park) – Wadi Uyun327km
Day 14Wadi Uyun – Salalah – Al Mughsayl Beach – Fazayah Beaches121km
Day 15Fazayah Beaches – Salalah Beach67km
Day 16Salalah Beach – Khor Rori – Lower Wadi Darbat/Travertine Curtain – Upper Wadi Darbat46km
Day 17 Upper Wadi Darbat – Wadi Darbat pools/top of waterfall – Tawi Atair Sinkhole – nice beach near Mirbat – Wadi Suneik195km
Day 18Wadi Suneik – 3 Palms Lagoon355km
Day 193 Palms Lagoon – Sugar Dunes188km
Day 20Sugar Dunes – Filim85km
Day 21Filim – Shanna Port – Masirah Island135km
Day 22Masirah Island136km
Day 23Masirah Island – Wadi Bani Khalid (intended route via Wahiba Sands desert track, but took coastal road due to high winds)383km
Day 24Wadi Bani Khalid – Salma Plateau – Fins172km
Day 25Fins – Bimmah Sinkhole – Wadi Al Arbiyyin – Wadi Dayqah79km
Day 26Wadi Dayqah – Yiti Beach – Muscat Airport131km

EXPLORE MORE OF OMAN

A 4x4 vehicle drives towards the Western Hajar Mountains on a 1 month Oman road trip.
Golden sunrise light hits the wall of the Omani Grand Canyon below Jebel Shams. A 4WD and tent sits on the rim of the canyon.
A orange, yellow and pink sunrise rises over Wadi Bih in the mountains of Musandam, Oman
Diving in Oman
Oman Video: walking on the Sugar Dunes
A beautiful coastal scene from our Oman Road Trip Video
Pinks and yellows light the sky at sunrise in the mountains of Musandam. The flat area shows our campsite where the tent and our Toyota Fortuner gleam in the morning light.
The mirror-like blue surface of Khor Najd stretches into the distance, framed by sandy mountains and cliffs
A 4x4 vehicle drives towards the Western Hajar Mountains on a 1 month Oman road trip.
Golden sunrise light hits the wall of the Omani Grand Canyon below Jebel Shams. A 4WD and tent sits on the rim of the canyon.
A orange, yellow and pink sunrise rises over Wadi Bih in the mountains of Musandam, Oman
Diving in Oman
Oman Video: walking on the Sugar Dunes
A beautiful coastal scene from our Oman Road Trip Video
Pinks and yellows light the sky at sunrise in the mountains of Musandam. The flat area shows our campsite where the tent and our Toyota Fortuner gleam in the morning light.
The mirror-like blue surface of Khor Najd stretches into the distance, framed by sandy mountains and cliffs

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This blog post very useful for beginner of Travel. Because everything is mention in detail and Clearly. Thank You very much for sharing with us your experience.

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