23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

23 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Fly to Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport, Drive to Darhan
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Darhan
— 1 night
Drive
2
Selenge Province
— 1 night
Train
3
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ulaanbaatar
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsetserleg
— 1 night
Drive
7
Khorgo
— 1 night
Drive
8
Khatgal
— 1 night
Fly to Khovd, Taxi to Olgiy
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Olgiy
— 1 night
Taxi to Khovd, Fly to Govi-Altai Province
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Govi-Altai Province
— 1 night
Drive
11
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive
12
Dalanzadgad
— 1 night
Drive
13
Dundgovi Province
— 1 night
Drive
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Sainshand
— 1 night
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Darhan

— 1 night
On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Morin Khuur Monument.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Darhan trip builder tool.

Charlotte, USA to Darhan is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Selenge Province.
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Selenge Province

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Damba Daljar Cemetory for Japanese.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Selenge Province trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darhan to Selenge Province. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites
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Gorkhi Terelj National Park

— 1 night
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gorkhi Terelj National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Selenge Province to Gorkhi Terelj National Park takes 8.5 hours. May in Gorkhi Terelj National Park sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 36°F at night. You'll set off for Ulaanbaatar on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Historic Sites
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Ulaanbaatar

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
On the 30th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at G.K Zhukov house Museum, then view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery, and then examine the collection at Steam Locomotive Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bogd Khan Uul National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aryabal Meditation Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenresig Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar. May in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
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Kharkhorin

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Monument for Mongol States. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkhorin trip planner.

You can drive from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tsetserleg.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Tsetserleg

— 1 night
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsetserleg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kharkhorin to Tsetserleg takes 7.5 hours. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Tsetserleg

Nature · Parks
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Khorgo

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Khorgo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tsetserleg to Khorgo by car takes about 6 hours. You will leave for Khatgal on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature · Parks
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Khatgal

— 1 night
Khatgal is a village in Mongolia on the southern tip of Lake Khövsgöl. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Khatgal visit planning tool.

You can drive from Khorgo to Khatgal in 10.5 hours. You'll set off for Olgiy on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Khatgal

Nature · Parks
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Olgiy

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then take an in-depth tour of Aimag Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Olgiy road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Khatgal to Olgiy takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Govi-Altai Province.

Things to do in Olgiy

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Govi-Altai Province

— 1 night
Govi-Altai is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Govi-Altai Province itinerary app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Olgiy to Govi-Altai Province in 26.5 hours. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Govi-Altai Province to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
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Dalanzadgad

— 1 night
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. You'll set off for Dundgovi Province on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature · Parks
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Dundgovi Province

— 1 night
Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dundgovi Province online trip planner.

Drive from Dalanzadgad to Dundgovi Province in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Sainshand.

Things to do in Dundgovi Province

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Sainshand

— 1 night
Sainshand is the capital of Dornogovi Province in Mongolia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Buddhist Temple Khamaryn.

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You can drive from Dundgovi Province to Sainshand in 10.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Thu).
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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.