12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Kharkhorin
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Olgiy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ulaanbaatar
— 5 nights
End: Ulaanbaatar

3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad ©
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Khavtsgait Petroglyphs and Flaming Cliffs. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els, admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, and take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dalanzadgad trip itinerary maker app .

Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Khavtsgait Petroglyphs, Flaming Cliffs
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Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav

1
day
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, and then appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kharkhorin road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Dalanzadgad to Kharkhorin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orkhon Valley
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Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum

1
night
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
On the 16th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulgan Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Aimag Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Central Mosque. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olgiy trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Olgiy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Olgiy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

5
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Popular historic sites such as Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Gandantegchenling Monastery are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National History Museum and Chenresig Temple. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, and make a trip to Genghis Khan Square.

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

Fly from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Manzshir Monastery ©
Manzshir Monastery
Chenresig Temple ©
Chenresig Temple

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