8 days in Mongolia Itinerary

8 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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8 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Khorgo
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Ulaanbaatar
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkhorin road trip website .

Tokyo, Japan to Kharkhorin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Kharkhorin is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Khorgo.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Khorgo trip planner.

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Khorgo in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks Nature
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

4
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bogd Khan Uul National Park and Chenresig Temple. Get some cultural insight at Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Gandantegchenling Monastery. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, and view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Khorgo to Ulaanbaatar in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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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

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