8 days in Mongolia Itinerary

8 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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8 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Gandantegchenling Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bogd Khan Uul National Park and Spas. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, and make a trip to Genghis Khan Square.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary builder tool .

Tokyo, Japan to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Ulaanbaatar hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery and then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Kharkhorin trip planner .

You can drive from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orkhon Valley
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery

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nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Khongoryn Els and then get outside with Flaming Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Tsagaan Suvarga.

For where to stay, 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. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
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Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

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