15 days in Mongolia Itinerary

15 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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15 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Olgiy
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Kharkhorin
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Khorgo
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
5
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Newark

5
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Escape the urban bustle at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Hustai National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Manzshir Monastery. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bogd Khan Uul National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenresig Temple, do sightseeing at your own pace with Cheketours, and take an in-depth tour of National History Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip planner .

Newark, USA to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Newark to Ulaanbaatar. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in May; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 62°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve ©
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
Bogd Khan Uul National Park ©
Bogd Khan Uul National Park

1
night
Olgiy

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Central Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulgan Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Olgiy trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Olgiy

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

1
day
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kharkhorin day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Olgiy to Kharkhorin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Khorgo.

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

1
day
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Khorgo day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Khorgo in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature Parks
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

1
day
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
On the 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Discover how to plan a Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khorgo to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Flaming Cliffs and Khermen Tsav. Visiting Tsagaan Suvarga and Yolyn Am will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: make a trip to Khongoryn Els.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dalanzadgad online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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