16 days in Mongolia Itinerary

16 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Fly
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Ulaanbaatar
— 8 nights
Train
2
Selenge Province
— 1 night
Drive
3
Dalanzadgad
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Khorgo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kharkhorin
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ulan Bator, Fly to London Heathrow

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Ulaanbaatar

— 8 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cheketours and Galleria Ulaanbaatar. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square, explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park, look for gifts at Gobi, and take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Ulaanbaatar due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in March, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Ulaanbaatar: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Selenge Province.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Selenge Province

— 1 night
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Selenge Province online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Selenge Province by train takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Dalanzadgad

— 1 night
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
On the 25th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav and then don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dalanzadgad online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Selenge Province to Dalanzadgad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature · Parks

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 2 nights
On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Khorgo.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Khorgo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Khorgo road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kharkhorin

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kharkhorin travel route planner.

Getting from Khorgo to Kharkhorin by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mongolia travel guide

4.2
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.