10 DAY OMAN ITINERARY
A 2WD ROAD TRIP
Oman is one of our favourite countries. It’s beautiful, culturally and historically rich, full of friendly, welcoming people, and perfectly set up for a self-drive road trip. It also manages to cater equally well to an adventure-seeking budget camper or a luxury-loving traveller. This middle eastern country offers an incredible variety of experiences: from stunning coastline and deserts to lush wadis and the dramatic mountains of the Eastern and Western Hajar, no two days are the same on an Oman road trip.
So, whatever your travel style, we’ve put together the ultimate 10 Day Oman Itinerary for you. It’s perfect if you’re visiting Oman on the 10 Day Tourist Visa, and acts as an ideal introduction to the country. In this itinerary we cover many of the best places to visit in Oman, picked after two separate trips and 6 weeks of travel. We’ve also included daily accommodation suggestions, as well as alternative camping options. Opt for one or the other depending on your budget, or mix-and-match for a truly memorable experience.
The gorgeous Wadi Bani Khalid in the morning, one of the highlights of this Oman itinerary
The gorgeous Wadi Bani Khalid, one of
the highlights of this Oman itinerary
Given the significant price difference between renting a 4WD and a 2WD, and their varying capabilities, we’ve designed a completely separate itinerary for each. This 10 Day Oman Itinerary is specifically for those road tripping Oman in a 2WD. If you fancy getting off-road, check out our alternative 10 Day 4×4 Oman Itinerary.
Got longer in Oman? Lucky you. After visiting everywhere outlined in this 10 day Oman itinerary, we suggest you head south to Masirah Island and Dhofar Governorate. Check out our Essential Salalah and Dhofar Guide to plan your ultimate Oman road trip!
Finally, we recommend reading our Oman Road Trip Guide for more practical information, especially if you’re planning on camping.
Day 1 – ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT
Day 2 – MUSCAT
Day 3 – MUSCAT to SUR
(VIA BIMMAH SINKHOLE & WADI SHAB)
Day 4 – SUR to RAS AL JINZ
Day 5 – RAS AL JINZ to WAHIBA SANDS
(via WADI BANI KHALID)
Day 6 – WAHIBA SANDS to NIZWA
Day 7 – AROUND NIZWA
(TANUF, BAHLA, JABRIN & MANAH OLD TOWN)
Day 8 – NIZWA to MISFAT AL ABRIYEEN
Day 9 – MISFAT AL ABRIYEEN to JEBEL SHAMS
Day 10 – JEBEL SHAMS to MUSCAT
(via WADI DAMM & AL AYN BEEHIVE TOMBS)
This map shows our complete 10 day Oman road trip itinerary, including the route, camp spots, accommodation options, and points of interest along the way. Tap the menu button at the top left for more details, to toggle layers on and off, and to switch between satellite and terrain view. 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 to open on your phone, you can only view the Google Maps version which has more limited functionality. You can save this Google map by tapping the star.
For navigation on the road, we find it easiest to use an offline version of this map. You can do this by downloading our KML file for use with Maps.me (iOS/Android), or the GPX file for use with other offline mapping apps such as Gaia GPS (iOS/Android), Guru Maps (iOS/Android) or OsmAnd Maps (iOS/Android).
Download the entire route using the links below.
HOW TO SAVE THIS MAP (ONLINE VERSION)
To save this map to use online on desktop or mobile just tap the star symbol at the top. 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 provided a download for a similar version for offline use.
HOW TO SAVE THIS MAP (OFFLINE VERSION)
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 and links for each bookmark will only appear when you’re online.
10 DAY OMAN ITINERARY
This 10 day Oman itinerary covers many of the best things to see and do in Oman, taking you to wadis, deserts, beaches and mountains, as well as historical and cultural sites. While this itinerary is specifically for a 2WD road trip, not all sections are on tarmac roads so care is still required at times. Opting for a car with as much clearance as possible is a good idea, especially if you’re planning on camping. If you arrive early enough on Day 1, you could start straight away on the Day 2 itinerary. This would give you an extra night in Muscat at the end of the trip before flying out on Day 10.
OMAN ITINERARY: DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT