30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Amar Hiyd
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Khatgal
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Khorgo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Mandalgovi
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Dammam

8
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, stroll through Hustai National Park, appreciate the history behind Zaisan Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at National History Museum.

Plan trip to Ulaanbaatar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dammam to Ulaanbaatar. Traveling from Dammam in April, expect Ulaanbaatar to be colder, temps between 11°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amar Hiyd.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery

1
night
Amar Hiyd

Amar Hiyd ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amar Hiyd route site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ulaanbaatar to Amar Hiyd. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Khatgal.

Things to do in Amar Hiyd

Historic Sites
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery

3
nights
Khatgal

Khatgal ©
Khatgal is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Khatgal online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amar Hiyd to Khatgal. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toKhorgo.

Things to do in Khatgal

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khovsgol Nuur
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Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park
Khovsgol Nuur ©
Khovsgol Nuur

1
night
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Khorgo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Khatgal to Khorgo in 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature Parks
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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

3
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kharkhorin is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Ogii Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley, and get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkhorin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Khorgo to Kharkhorin takes 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arkhangai Province
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum

2
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Dalanzadgad is known for parks and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Flaming Cliffs, appreciate the views at Yolyn Am, make a trip to Khongoryn Els, and take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dalanzadgad trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mandalgovi.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
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Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

3
nights
Mandalgovi

Mandalgovi ©
Mandalgovi is the capital of the Dundgovi Province of Mongolia, about 300 km south of Ulaanbaatar on the border of the Gobi Desert. Step out of Mandalgovi to go to Govi-Altai Province and see Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the stark beauty of Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mandalgovi day trip website .

You can drive from Dalanzadgad to Mandalgovi in 4.5 hours. On the 27th (Mon), you're off toOlgiy.

Things to do in Mandalgovi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation)
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Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve ©
Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve

2
nights
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Central Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Aimag Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulgan Mosque.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olgiy day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mandalgovi to Olgiy in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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