18 days in Mongolia Itinerary

18 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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18 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Dalanzadgad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Khorgo
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  16​h 15​min
5
Olgiy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ulaanbaatar
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
End: Nagoya

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
On the 28th (Sun), 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.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kharkhorin attractions planner.

Nagoya, Japan to Kharkhorin is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nagoya to Kharkhorin due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Dalanzadgad on the 29th (Mon).

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

2
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Get in touch with nature at Flaming Cliffs and Khermen Tsav. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, make a trip to Khongoryn Els, and head outdoors with Tsagaan Suvarga.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad online road trip planner .

Getting from Kharkhorin to Dalanzadgad by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. You will leave for Khorgo on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

1
day
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Khorgo trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature Parks
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

1
night
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulgan Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Central Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Olgiy trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Khorgo to Olgiy takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature Parks Tours
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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

7
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Get outdoors at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, walk around National Park Mongolia 13th Century, and examine the collection at Choijin Lama Temple Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature Parks Tours
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Hustai National Park ©
Hustai National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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