23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia travel planner
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Fly
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Ulaanbaatar
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kharkhorin
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ulan Bator, Fly to Olgiy
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Olgiy
— 3 nights
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Ulaanbaatar — 8 nights

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Bogd Khan Uul National Park. Get outdoors at Rail Tours and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Cheketours, look for gifts at Gobi, admire the masterpieces at Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art, and view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar journey builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toronto in June since evenings lows in Ulaanbaatar dip to 11°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dalanzadgad.
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Dalanzadgad — 4 nights

A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khongoryn Els and Khermen Tsav. Visiting Flaming Cliffs and Bayanzag Saxual Forest will get you outdoors. There's more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dalanzadgad attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad takes 8.5 hours. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park — 2 nights

On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 12th (Tue).
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Khorgo — 2 nights

On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Khorgo vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo. You'll set off for Kharkhorin on the 14th (Thu).
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Kharkhorin — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum and then admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkhorin attractions planner.

Drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olgiy.
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Olgiy — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Sayat Travel and then take an in-depth tour of Aimag Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olgiy vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kharkhorin to Olgiy takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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