17 days in Mongolia Itinerary

17 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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17 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Ulaanbaatar
— 8 nights
End: Ulaanbaatar

4
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Go for a jaunt from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to see Khavtsgait Petroglyphs about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, get outside with Tsagaan Suvarga, take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav, and make a trip to Khongoryn Els.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad trip planning site .

Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Omnogovi Province, Khavtsgait Petroglyphs
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Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

4
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Step out of Kharkhorin with an excursion to Orkhon Waterfall in Bat Ulzii--about 1h 45 min away.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kharkhorin journey maker website .

Getting from Dalanzadgad to Kharkhorin by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arkhangai Province, Orkhon Waterfall
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery

8
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 27th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gandantegchenling Monastery, appreciate the history behind Zaisan Memorial, look for gifts at Mary & Martha Mongolia, and explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar takes 5.5 hours. In July in Ulaanbaatar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) 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
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

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