31 days in Mongolia Itinerary

31 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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31 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Sainshand
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Ulaanbaatar
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Olgiy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Kharkhorin
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Khovsgol Province
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

1
day
Sainshand

Sainshand ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Buddhist Temple Khamaryn.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sainshand trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Sainshand is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Sainshand, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ulaanbaatar.
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Buddhist Temple Khamaryn ©
Buddhist Temple Khamaryn

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 (Amarbayasgalant Khiid) and Chenresig Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manzshir Monastery and 976 Art Gallery. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Saddle up on the 2nd (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, and look for gifts at Naran Tuul Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sainshand to Ulaanbaatar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ulaanbaatar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Khustain Uul
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve ©
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
Bogd Khan Uul National Park ©
Bogd Khan Uul National Park

3
nights
Olgiy

Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Aimag Museum. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Olgiy trip planner .

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toKharkhorin.

Things to do in Olgiy

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

2
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Get outdoors at Orkhon Valley and Ogii Lake. Your inner history buff will appreciate Karakorum (Kharkhorin) and Erdene Zuu Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kharkhorin tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Olgiy to Kharkhorin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toKhovsgol Province.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Khovsgol Province

Khovsgol Province ©
On the 9th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Hovsgol National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Khovsgol Nuur.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Khovsgol Province trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Kharkhorin to Khovsgol Province in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Khorgo.

Things to do in Khovsgol Province

Nature Parks
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Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park
Khovsgol Nuur ©
Khovsgol Nuur

2
nights
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Khorgo online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khovsgol Province to Khorgo. You will leave for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature Parks
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

1
night
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Khavtsgait Petroglyphs. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Khorgo to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

4
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Visiting Khongoryn Els and Flaming Cliffs will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsagaan Suvarga and Khermen Tsav. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Yolyn Am.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dalanzadgad online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Gorkhi Terelj National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ariyabal Meditation Temple and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gorkhi Terelj National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gorkhi Terelj National Park with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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