12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ulaanbaatar
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Tsetserleg
— 1 day
Drive:  15​h 30​min
4
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gorkhi Terelj National Park tour website .

Valletta, Malta to Gorkhi Terelj National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Valletta to Gorkhi Terelj National Park due to the time zone difference. In March, Gorkhi Terelj National Park is colder than Valletta - with highs of 0°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

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Horseback Riding Tours
Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Aryabal Meditation Temple. Dashchoilin Monastery and Chenresig Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll around Bogd Khan Uul National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manzshir Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, and identify plant and animal life at Hustai National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tsetserleg.

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
Dashchoilin Monastery ©
Dashchoilin Monastery

1
day
Tsetserleg

Tsetserleg
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tsetserleg holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ulaanbaatar to Tsetserleg takes 8 hours. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toDalanzadgad.
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3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Take a break from the city and head to Flaming Cliffs and Yolyn Am. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Khavtsgait Petroglyphs and Khongoryn Els. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad planning app .

Traveling by car from Tsetserleg to Dalanzadgad takes 15.5 hours. On the 18th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Khavtsgait Petroglyphs, Flaming Cliffs
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Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am