Oman 5-day Itinerary

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

 

BULGARIA 3-DAY &
OMAN 5-DAY ITINERARY

Two of my flatmates from university are getting married on the Black Sea coast in Burgas, Bulgaria. After the wedding, I’ll be jetting down to Oman. The Sultanate of Oman is an Arab country with otherwordly terrain and endless dunes.

I've outlined my itinerary below (including two additional travel days). This daily breakdown includes the cities I will be exploring, what I’ll be doing, where I’ll be sleeping, and how I’m getting around.

 
 

TRAVEL DAY

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 (+1 hour)

BEGIN

CITY: Chicago, USA

TRAVEL

FLIGHT: LH 9153, ORD to FRA, 8 hours 25 minutes
Departure: Thu, Aug 8, 2:30pm, ORD (Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

 

DAY 1

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 (+8 hours)

BEGIN

CITY: Frankfurt, Germany + Sofia, Bulgaria

TRAVEL

FLIGHT: LH 9153, ORD to FRA, 8 hours 25 minutes
Arrival: Fri, Aug 9, 5:55am, FRA (
Frankfurt am Main Airport)

LAYOVER: FRA, 2 hours 5 minutes

FLIGHT: LH 1456, FRA to SOF, 2 hours 10 minutes
Departure: Fri, Aug 9, 8:00am, FRA (Frankfurt am Main Airport)
Arrival: Fri, Aug 9, 11:10am, SOF (Sofia International Airport)

EXPLORE

DO: Explore Sofia

SLEEP: Sofia Airbnb, Bul. “Hristo Botev” 29, Sofia, Sofia-City 1606, Bulgaria


DAY 2

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 (+8 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Sofia, Bulgaria + Burgas, Bulgaria

TRAVEL

BUS 1: Sofia Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South, 5 hours 47 minutes
Departure: Sat, Aug 10, 8:30am, Sofia (
Sofia Central Bus Station)
Arrival: Sat, Aug 10, 2:17pm, Burgas (Burgas Bus Station South)

BUS 2: Burgas Bus Station South to Sofia Central Bus Station, 5 hours 49 minutes
Departure: Sat, Aug 10, 11:43pm, Burgas (Burgas Bus Station South)
Arrival: Sun, Aug 11, 5:32am, Sofia (
Sofia Central Bus Station)

EXPLORE

WEDDING: Neptun on the Beach, 3:30pm-5:30pm, ul. Knyaz Alexander Batenberg 5, Burgas, 8000, Bulgaria

RECEPTION: Grand Hotel & Spa Primoretz, 6:00pm-11:59pm, ul. Alexander Batenberg 2, Burgas, 8000, Bulgaria

AFTERPARTY: Neptun on the Beach Bar, 12:00am-TBD, ul. "Knyaz Alexander Batenberg" 5, Burgas, 8000, Bulgaria

SLEEP: Hotel Maria Luisa, 29 Maria Luisa Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria


DAY 3

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 (+8 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Sofia, Bulgaria

EXPLORE

DO: Explore Sofia

SLEEP: Hotel Maria Luisa, 29 Maria Luisa Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria


DAY 4

MONDAY, AUGUST 12 (+8 hours Bulgaria & Germany, +9 hours Oman)

DESTINATION

CITY: Sofia, Bulgaria + Frankfurt, Germany + Muscat, Oman

TRAVEL

FLIGHT: LH 1429, SOF to FRA, 5 hours 9 minutes
Departure: Mon, Aug 12, 6:30am, SOF (Sofia International Airport)
Arrival: Mon, Aug 12, 7:55am, FRA (
Frankfurt am Main Airport)

LAYOVER: FRA, 2 hours 40 minutes

FLIGHT: LH 9596, FRA to MCT, 6 hours 40 minutes
Departure: Mon, Aug 12, 10:35am, FRA (Frankfurt am Main Airport)
Arrival: Mon, Aug 12, 7:15pm,
MCT (Muscat International Airport)

EXPLORE

SLEEP: Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair, Doha al Adam Street, Muscat 118, Oman


DAY 5

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 (+9 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Muscat, Oman

EXPLORE

DO: Nakhal Fort, Al Rustaq Fort, Ibri, Jebel Shams

SLEEP: Car in Jebel Shams


DAY 6

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 (+9 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Muscat, Oman

EXPLORE

DO: Jebel Shams, Camel Riding, Dune Bashing, Sand Surfing

SLEEP: Desert Nights Camp


DAY 7

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 (+9 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Muscat, Oman

EXPLORE

DO: Wadi Shab, Turtle Watching

SLEEP: Turtle Reserve TBD


DAY 8

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (+9 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Muscat, Oman

EXPLORE

DO: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muttrah Souk, Muttrah Corniche, Dolphin Spotting

SLEEP: Muscat TBD


DAY 9

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 (+9 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Muscat, Oman

EXPLORE

DO: TBD

SLEEP: Muscat TBD


TRAVEL DAY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 (+9 hours)

DESTINATION

CITY: Muscat, Oman + Frankfurt, Germany + Chicago, USA

TRAVEL

FLIGHT: LH 9597, MCT to FRA, 7 hours 10 minutes
Departure: Sun, Aug 18, 1:55am, MCT (Muscat International Airport)
Arrival: Sun, Aug 18, 7:05am, FRA (
Frankfurt am Main Airport)

LAYOVER: FRA, 1 hour 30 minutes

FLIGHT: LH 9152, FRA to ORD, 9 hours 20 minutes
Departure: Sun, Aug 18, 8:35am, FRA (Frankfurt am Main Airport)
Arrival: Sun, Aug 18, 10:55am,
ORD (Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

 

 

ABOUT BULGARIA

Population: 7 million

Official Language: Bulgarian

Capital: Sofia

Currency: Lev (BGN)

Time Zone: GMT+3 (+8 hours)

ABOUT OMAN

Population: 4.4 million

Official Language: Arabic

Capital: Muscat

Currency: Rial (OMR)

Time Zone: GMT+4 (+9 hours)

 
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