17 days in Oman, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain Itinerary

17 days in Oman, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Oman, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Nizwa, Oman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Muttrah, Oman
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Salalah, Oman
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Manama, Bahrain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad, India

1
night
Nizwa, Oman

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.
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Birkat Al Mouz Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): Head underground at Al Hoota Cave, explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nizwa trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Nizwa is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Traveling from Hyderabad to Nizwa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hyderabad in August since evenings lows in Nizwa dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Muttrah.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Al Hoota Cave
Highlights from your plan
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Al Hoota Cave ©
Al Hoota Cave

2
nights
Muttrah, Oman

Muttrah ©
Muttrah, administratively a district, is located in the Muscat province of Oman. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Amouage, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace, see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, then make a trip to Corniche, then kick back and relax at Qurum Beach, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Muttrah trip planner .

You can drive from Nizwa to Muttrah in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nizwa in August, with highs in Muttrah at 42°C and lows at 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Muttrah

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Qurum Beach ©
Qurum Beach
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

2
nights
Salalah, Oman

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 29th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Taqah Castle, then head outdoors with Wadi Darbat, and then delve into the distant past at Sumhuram Old City. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mughsail Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salalah online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Muttrah to Salalah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Muttrah in August, with highs in Salalah at 32°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Salalah

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Darbat ©
Wadi Darbat
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land

1
night
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca ©
The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Arafat.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mecca journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salalah to Mecca takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Salalah to Mecca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Salalah, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

2
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Al-Balad, don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Enany Mosque, then make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, then buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Floating Mosque.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeddah trip planning app .

Take a bus from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Mecca, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jeddah, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall

2
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and finally don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Medina route builder app .

Getting from Jeddah to Medina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Medina, with highs around 49°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

2
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kingdom Centre Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Al Masmak Fortress. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, then walk around King Abdullah Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and finally browse the exhibits of Naila Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Riyadh road trip planner .

You can fly from Medina to Riyadh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medina in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Riyadh, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
National Museum ©
National Museum

3
nights
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Manama is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum, look for gifts at City Centre Bahrain, cool off at Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, and make a trip to Tree Of Life.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manama online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Riyadh to Manama in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Manama, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manama

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)

Similar Plans

30 days in Bahrain BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Oman BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Bahrain BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Oman BY A USER FROM MEXICO January, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Bahrain BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 37 days in Bahrain BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Oman BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Oman BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Oman BY A USER FROM SERBIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Bahrain BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN July, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Oman BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans