11 days in Mongolia Itinerary

11 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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11 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Dalanzadgad
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Khorgo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kharkhorin
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Olgiy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ulaanbaatar
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

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Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad ©
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Khongoryn Els, explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav, and then appreciate the views at Yolyn Am.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dalanzadgad trip planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Dalanzadgad is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

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Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

1
night
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Khorgo.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

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Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Khorgo route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kharkhorin.

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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

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Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kharkhorin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Khorgo to Kharkhorin by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orkhon Valley
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery

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Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulgan Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, and finally make a trip to Central Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Olgiy trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Olgiy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandantegchenling Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bogd Khan Uul National Park, and finally explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar holiday planning website .

Fly from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Ulaanbaatar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Bogd Khan Uul National Park ©
Bogd Khan Uul National Park
Hustai National Park ©
Hustai National Park

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