12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Kharkhorin
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Khatgal
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], stop by Gobi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenresig Temple, take in the exciting artwork at 976 Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Cheketours, examine the collection at Steam Locomotive Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Bogd Khan Uul National Park.

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Brisbane, Australia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Ulaanbaatar is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Bogd Khan Uul National Park ©
Bogd Khan Uul National Park
Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Cheketours ©
Cheketours

2
nights
Olgiy

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulgan Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Aimag Museum, and finally make a trip to Central Mosque. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olgiy trip tool .

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

1
day
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): 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.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kharkhorin trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Olgiy to Kharkhorin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Khatgal.

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

1
day
Khatgal

Khatgal ©
On the 1st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Lake Hovsgol National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Khatgal online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kharkhorin to Khatgal by car takes about 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Khatgal

Nature Parks
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Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park

1
day
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khatgal to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad ©
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Visiting Flaming Cliffs and Tsagaan Suvarga will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Khongoryn Els and Khermen Tsav. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Yolyn Am.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dalanzadgad trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
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Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am

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