12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  10​h
1
Dalanzadgad
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Ulaanbaatar
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seoul

2
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad ©
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav, then don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els, and then appreciate the views at Yolyn Am.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dalanzadgad sightseeing planning app .

Seoul, South Korea to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Seoul to Dalanzadgad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flaming Cliffs
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Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, and then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Dalanzadgad to Kharkhorin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Ulaanbaatar on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 12th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandantegchenling Monastery, don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square, get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, and pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulaanbaatar vacation planner .

Getting from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ulaanbaatar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square

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