26 days in Mongolia Itinerary

26 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia trip itinerary maker

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Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 4 nights
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Khorgo
— 3 nights
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Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
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Ulaanbaatar
— 10 nights

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Dalanzadgad

— 3 nights
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Change things up with a short trip to Tsagaan Suvarga in Dundgovi Province (about 4h 30 min away). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Flaming Cliffs, explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav, don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els, and admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalanzadgad trip itinerary site.

Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 4 nights
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Khorgo.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks · Nature
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Khorgo

— 3 nights
Step out of Khorgo with an excursion to Jargalantyn Am Site in Hanuy--about 2h 45 min away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Khorgo trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo. You'll set off for Kharkhorin on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kharkhorin

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Kharkhorin to Bat Ulzii to see Orkhon Waterfall about 1h 50 min away.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Khorgo to Kharkhorin takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ulaanbaatar

— 10 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulaanbaatar: Amarbayasgalant Monastery (in Amar Hiyd) and Ariyabal Meditation Temple (in Gorkhi Terelj National Park). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, and pause for some photo ops at Zaisan Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar road trip app.

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar in 5.5 hours. December in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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.