12 days in Inner Mongolia Itinerary

12 days in Inner Mongolia Itinerary

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Fly to Ordos Ejin Horo Airport, Drive to Ordos
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Ordos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalate Qi
— 1 night
Drive
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Hohhot
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aershan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hulunbuir
— 1 night
Drive
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Manzhouli
— 1 night
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Ordos

— 2 nights
Ordos is one of the twelve major subdivisions of Inner Mongolia, China. Venture out of the city with trips to Genghis Khan's Mausoleum (in Baotou) and Taohai Zhao Temples of Erdos (in Yijinhuoluo Qi). There's more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Kubuqi Desert and look for all kinds of wild species at Yinkentala Desert Ecological Tourism Zone.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ordos trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Ordos is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to China Standard Time is 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Dalate Qi.

Things to do in Ordos

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalate Qi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Whistling Dune Bay Tourist Scienc Spot.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dalate Qi driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Ordos to Dalate Qi in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hohhot.

Things to do in Dalate Qi

Historic Sites

Hohhot

— 3 nights
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. Hohhot is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazhao Temple, take an in-depth tour of Neimenggu Bowuguan (Inner Mongolia Museum), explore the ancient world of Hohhot Mosque (Great Mosque), and see the interesting displays at Inner Mongolia Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hohhot trip itinerary website.

Getting from Dalate Qi to Hohhot by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aershan.

Things to do in Hohhot

Historic Sites · Museums

Aershan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Sitanglin Geological Site and then immerse yourself in nature at Arxan National Forest Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aershan trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hohhot to Aershan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hulunbuir.

Things to do in Aershan

Nature · Parks

Hulunbuir

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Hulunbuir Old Town and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hulun Buir Prairie.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hulunbuir road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aershan to Hulunbuir. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Manzhouli.

Things to do in Hulunbuir

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Manzhouli

— 1 night
Manzhouli is a sub-prefecture-level city located in Hulunbuir prefecture-level city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the China (PRC). On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Russia Taowa Square, then make a trip to Manzhouli Nation Gate Scienc Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Manzhouli Locomotive Square.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manzhouli online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hulunbuir to Manzhouli in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Highlights from your trip

Inner Mongolia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas
Covering most of the northern edge of China beyond the Great Wall, Inner Mongolia has scenic grasslands dotted with natural lakes, deserts, and industrial cities. Tourist attractions in Inner Mongolia include a World Heritage-listed geopark with a granite forest, ethnic villages, and museums detailing the life of nomadic tribes. Numerous lamaist temples housing exquisite bodhisattva images give insight into this autonomous region's Buddhist heritage. Certain traditions of the vast grassland empire remain alive and well: an itinerary in Inner Mongolia can include horse races, camel rides, and sand sledging, plus visits to Mongolian yurts and plenty of samples of kumis (fermented horse milk).