30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
Fly:  28​h
1
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
Khatgal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Khorgo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kharkhorin
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ulaanbaatar
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Olgiy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Baghdad

3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad ©
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Get outdoors at Flaming Cliffs and Yolyn Am. Discover out-of-the-way places like Khongoryn Els and Khermen Tsav. There's more to do: get outside with Tsagaan Suvarga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad journey planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Ulaanbaatar Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Khatgal.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks Nature
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

2
nights
Khatgal

Khatgal ©
Get outdoors at Lake Hovsgol National Park and Khovsgol Nuur.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Khatgal road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khatgal. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Khatgal

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khovsgol Nuur
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Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park
Khovsgol Nuur ©
Khovsgol Nuur

3
nights
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

Before you visit Khorgo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Khatgal to Khorgo takes 13 hours. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toKharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks Nature
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

2
nights
Kharkhorin

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

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kharkhorin trip planner.

Drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 5.5 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arkhangai Province
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Ogii Lake ©
Ogii Lake
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery

1
day
Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Gorkhi Terelj National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then make a trip to Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

Plan a trip to Gorkhi Terelj National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kharkhorin to Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple
Horseback Riding Tours

9
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Dashchoilin Monastery. Get in touch with nature at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Cheketours. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bogd Khan Uul National Park, view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aryabal Meditation Temple, and browse the exhibits of Altan Khaan Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar with the Route module. May in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Dashchoilin Monastery ©
Dashchoilin Monastery
Manzshir Monastery ©
Manzshir Monastery

2
nights
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Central Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulgan Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Olgiy holiday maker website .

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olgiy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

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