57 days in Dresden, Mongolia & Chengdu Itinerary

57 days in Dresden, Mongolia & Chengdu Itinerary

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Dresden, Germany
— 20 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 18 nights
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Chengdu, China
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Dresden, Germany

— 20 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Berlin (Designpanoptikum, James Simon Park, &more), Naumburg Cathedral (in Naumburg) and Wismut Objekt 90 (in Ronneburg). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus, and stop by Tradition & Form.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Dresden road trip website.

Chengdu, China to Dresden is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Chengdu to Dresden due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chengdu in February; daily highs in Dresden reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 18 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: Ariyabal Meditation Temple (in Gorkhi Terelj National Park) and Amarbayasgalant Monastery (in Amar Hiyd). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Sky Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Migjid Janraisig Sum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and head outdoors with Cheketours.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dresden to Ulaanbaatar. The time zone difference when traveling from Dresden to Ulaanbaatar is 7 hours. In February, Ulaanbaatar is cooler than Dresden - with highs of -12°C and lows of -32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chengdu, China

— 17 nights

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chengdu: Leshan (Wuyou Temple, Lingyun Cliff Road, &more), Guanghan (Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum & Guanghan Fanghu Park) and Dujiangyan (Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Feishayan Spillway, &more). Spend the 28th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, get outside with Kungfu Family, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Chengdu in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in March, things will get much warmer in Chengdu: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.