40 days in Mongolia Itinerary

40 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia trip builder

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Olgiy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ulaanbaatar
— 11 nights
Drive
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Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amar Hiyd
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khatgal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khorgo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalanzadgad
— 5 nights
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Olgiy

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park and Aimag Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Olgiy trip planner.

Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Ulaanbaatar

— 11 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Escape the urban bustle at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Photography Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bogd Khan Uul National Park and Cheketours. Saddle up on the 9th (Mon) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, stroll through Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dashchoilin Monastery, and stroll around National Park Mongolia 13th Century.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ulaanbaatar can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 15:

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

— 3 nights
Gorkhi Terelj National Park is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gorkhi Terelj National Park trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulaanbaatar to Gorkhi Terelj National Park. In August in Gorkhi Terelj National Park, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Amar Hiyd.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Amar Hiyd

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amar Hiyd tour itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Amar Hiyd. You'll set off for Khatgal on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Amar Hiyd

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Khatgal

— 3 nights
Khatgal is a village in Mongolia on the southern tip of Lake Khövsgöl. Get in touch with nature at Lake Hovsgol National Park and Khovsgol Nuur.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Khatgal trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amar Hiyd to Khatgal. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Khatgal

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Khorgo

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park and Jargalantyn Am Site.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Khorgo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Khatgal to Khorgo in 10.5 hours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kharkhorin

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orkhon Valley and Orkhon Waterfall.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kharkhorin tour builder site.

You can drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 2 nights
Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
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Dalanzadgad

— 5 nights
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 Khermen Tsav and Yolyn Am. Discover out-of-the-way places like Khongoryn Els and Tsagaan Suvarga. There's more to do: get outside with Flaming Cliffs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Dalanzadgad trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Mongolia travel guide

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Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.