40 days in Mongolia Itinerary

40 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia tour planner

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Fly
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Olgiy
— 3 nights
Fly to Ulan Bator, Train to Selenge Province
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Selenge Province
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Khorgo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dundgovi Province
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Ulaanbaatar
— 12 nights

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Olgiy

— 3 nights
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Olgiy route planner.

Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Selenge Province.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Selenge Province

— 4 nights
Step out of Selenge Province to go to Darhan and see Morin Khuur Monument, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selenge Province tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Olgiy to Selenge Province takes 11.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Khorgo.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Khorgo

— 3 nights
On the 28th (Sun), spend a day ambling around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Khorgo tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Selenge Province to Khorgo. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature · Parks
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Kharkhorin

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kharkhorin side-trips: Tsenkher Hot Spring (in Tsetserleg) and Bat Ulzii (Uurtiin Tokhoi Cliff & Orkhon Waterfall).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin road trip planning site.

You can drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 3 nights
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
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Dalanzadgad

— 4 nights
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Dalanzadgad is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Flaming Cliffs, take in the dramatic natural features at Bayanzag Saxual Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav, and admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dundgovi Province.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dundgovi Province

— 4 nights
Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. When in Dundgovi Province, make a side trip to see Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation) in Govi-Altai Province, approximately Govi-Altai Province away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the stark beauty of Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dundgovi Province online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dalanzadgad to Dundgovi Province in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Dundgovi Province

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gorkhi Terelj National Park trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Dundgovi Province to Gorkhi Terelj National Park with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Gorkhi Terelj National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Historic Sites
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Ulaanbaatar

— 12 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square, and make a trip to Zaisan Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar. In March, daytime highs in Ulaanbaatar are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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.