23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ulaanbaatar
— 11 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yolyn Am and Khermen Tsav. 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: get outside with Flaming Cliffs and make a trip to Khongoryn Els.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad online driving holiday planner .

Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Omnogovi Province, Khavtsgait Petroglyphs
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Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav

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Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Step out of the city life by going to Orkhon Valley and Orkhon Waterfall. Get a sense of the local culture at Kharakhorum Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kharkhorin road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Dalanzadgad to Kharkhorin in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Aimag Museum and Bulgan Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olgiy trip builder site .

Getting from Kharkhorin to Olgiy by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Olgiy

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

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Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Gandantegchenling Monastery and Migjid Janraisig Sum will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at National History Museum and Choijin Lama Temple Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Ulaanbaatar to Gorkhi Terelj National Park to see Ariyabal Meditation Temple about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 17th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, stroll around Bogd Khan Uul National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery, and make a trip to Zaisan Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Ariyabal Meditation Temple
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Tour Mongolia ©
Tour Mongolia
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

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