22 days in Mongolia Itinerary

22 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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22 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Olgiy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Dalanzadgad
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

9
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar attractions app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ulaanbaatar. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

3
nights
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Olgiy day trip planning website .

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Kharkhorin on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Olgiy

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

3
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Step out of Kharkhorin to go to Bat Ulzii and see Orkhon Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 45 min away.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkhorin trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Olgiy to Kharkhorin by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Dalanzadgad.

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

5
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Step out of Dalanzadgad to go to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park and see Khavtsgait Petroglyphs, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav, head outdoors with Tsagaan Suvarga, and make a trip to Khongoryn Els.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dalanzadgad trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Dalanzadgad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

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

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