13 days in Mongolia Itinerary

13 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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13 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  27​h
1
Dalanzadgad
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
3
Khatgal
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Khorgo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kharkhorin
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Olgiy
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ulaanbaatar
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Calgary

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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 31st (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, then explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav, and then don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dalanzadgad trip itinerary maker site .

Calgary, Canada to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Calgary to Dalanzadgad due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature Parks
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Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am

1
night
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park travel route tool .

Explore your travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Khatgal.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

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Khatgal

Khatgal ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lake Hovsgol National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Khatgal trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khatgal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Khorgo.

Things to do in Khatgal

Nature Parks
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Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park

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Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): walk around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Khorgo day trip app .

Traveling by car from Khatgal to Khorgo takes 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature Parks
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

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Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kharkhorin trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Khorgo to Kharkhorin takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough 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
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum

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Olgiy

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulgan Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally make a trip to Central Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Olgiy tour builder tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Olgiy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

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nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Manzshir Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Chenresig Temple and Dashchoilin Monastery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Bogd Khan Uul National Park, browse the exhibits of 976 Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Mongolian Statehood History Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip app .

You can fly from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve ©
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
Dashchoilin Monastery ©
Dashchoilin Monastery

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