21 days in Mongolia Itinerary

21 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia trip itinerary planner

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Train
1
Selenge Province
— 1 night
Drive
2
Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dundgovi Province
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ulaanbaatar
— 10 nights

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Selenge Province

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amarbayasgalant Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Morin Khuur Monument.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Selenge Province trip planner.

Ulaanbaatar to Selenge Province is an approximately 6-hour train ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Khorgo.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Khorgo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): walk around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Khorgo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Selenge Province to Khorgo. You'll set off for Kharkhorin on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks · Nature
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Kharkhorin

— 3 nights
Kharkhorin is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley, pause for some photo ops at Monument for Mongol States, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery, and get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkhorin online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Plan a Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Dundgovi Province.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks · Nature
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Dundgovi Province

— 2 nights
Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dundgovi Province online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dundgovi Province. You will leave for Ulaanbaatar on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Dundgovi Province

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Ulaanbaatar

— 10 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Migjid Janraisig Sum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip planning site.

Getting from Dundgovi Province to Ulaanbaatar by car takes about 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ulaanbaatar are -12°C, while nighttime lows are -32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

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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.