32 days in Mongolia Itinerary

32 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Fly
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Ulaanbaatar
— 15 nights
Fly
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Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly to Ulan Bator, Train to Selenge Province
3
Selenge Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bat Ulzii
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dundgovi Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport, Fly to Brisbane

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Ulaanbaatar

— 15 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Gandantegchenling Monastery, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, make a trip to Genghis Khan Square, and explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ulaanbaatar online road trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT) is minus 2 hours. In December, Ulaanbaatar is cooler than Brisbane - with highs of -13°C and lows of -30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Olgiy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Central Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Aimag Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sayat Travel.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Olgiy trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Selenge Province.

Things to do in Olgiy

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Selenge Province

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Morin Khuur Monument and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Holy Mother Tree of Mongolia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Selenge Province trip app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Olgiy to Selenge Province in 12 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khorgo.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Khorgo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): walk around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Khorgo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Selenge Province to Khorgo. You will leave for Kharkhorin on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature · Parks
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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, contemplate the waterfront views at Ogii Lake, get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Monument for Mongol States.

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You can drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 4.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Bat Ulzii.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Bat Ulzii

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Uurtiin Tokhoi Cliff and then take in the dramatic scenery at Orkhon Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bat Ulzii trip tool.

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Bat Ulzii in 2 hours. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Bat Ulzii

Nature · Parks
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bat Ulzii to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. You'll set off for Dundgovi Province on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
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Dundgovi Province

— 2 nights
Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dundgovi Province tour itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dundgovi Province with the Route module. You'll set off for Gorkhi Terelj National Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Dundgovi Province

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Gorkhi Terelj National Park

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gorkhi Terelj National Park online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Dundgovi Province to Gorkhi Terelj National Park with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -30°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Historic Sites
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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.