36 days in Mongolia Itinerary

36 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia trip planner
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Fly
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Ulaanbaatar
— 21 nights
Fly
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Olgiy
— 3 nights
Fly to Ulan Bator, Taxi to Kharkhorin
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Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
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Ulaanbaatar — 21 nights

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Attractions like Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Off-Road Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Ulaanbaatar with a short trip to Ariyabal Meditation Temple in Gorkhi Terelj National Park, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Hustai National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, don't miss a visit to Zaisan Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Migjid Janraisig Sum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ulaanbaatar road trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Ulaanbaatar. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get much colder in Ulaanbaatar: highs are around 8°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Olgiy.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Olgiy — 3 nights

Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Olgiy day trip tool.

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kharkhorin.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Kharkhorin — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Kharkhorin side-trips: Bat Ulzii (Uurtiin Tokhoi Cliff & Orkhon Waterfall).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin online visit planner.

Getting from Olgiy to Kharkhorin by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Dalanzadgad.
Nature · Parks
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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.
Dalanzadgad is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Yolyn Am, explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav, take in the dramatic natural features at Bayanzag Saxual Forest, and head outdoors with Flaming Cliffs.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dalanzadgad vacation planning website.

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad with the Route module. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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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.