15 days in Mongolia Itinerary

15 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  27 h
1
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Kharkhorin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Olgiy
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Ulaanbaatar
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Get outdoors at Khermen Tsav and Tsagaan Suvarga. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flaming Cliffs and Khongoryn Els. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Yolyn Am.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Dalanzadgad online travel planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Dalanzadgad is an approximately 29- hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Dalanzadgad due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
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Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am

1
night
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

2
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kharkhorin tour itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Kharkhorin with the Route module. You'll set off for Olgiy on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Central Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulgan Mosque.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olgiy trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Olgiy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature Parks 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.
Visiting Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Gandantegchenling Monastery. The adventure continues: stroll through Bogd Khan Uul National Park, gear up at Cheketours, examine the collection at The Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs, and get engrossed in the history at National History Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ulaanbaatar attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Ulaanbaatar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve ©
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve

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