43 days in Mongolia Itinerary

43 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ulaanbaatar
— 12 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Darhan
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
4
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h
6
Khatgal
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
7
Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Tsetserleg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Olgiy
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Ulaanbaatar

2
nights
Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Gorkhi Terelj National Park is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

Plan a trip to Gorkhi Terelj National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Ulaanbaatar to Gorkhi Terelj National Park is an approximately 2- hour car ride. May in Gorkhi Terelj National Park sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple

12
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Head to Mary & Martha Mongolia and ART Mongoliafor some retail therapy. Step out of Ulaanbaatar to go to Amar Hiyd and see Amarbayasgalant Monastery, which is approximately 4h 15 min away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 7th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Statue Complex, take in the exciting artwork at Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, and shop like a local with 976 Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Darhan.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Find places to stay May 3 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mary & Martha Mongolia ©
Mary & Martha Mongolia
Altan Khaan Gallery ©
Altan Khaan Gallery
976 Art Gallery ©
976 Art Gallery

3
nights
Darhan

Darhan
Darhan is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Morin Khuur Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of Dakrhan-Uul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kharagiin Khiid, and make a trip to Seated Buddha Statue.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Darhan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ulaanbaatar to Darhan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Darhan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Flaming Cliffs, don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els, appreciate the views at Yolyn Am, and explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalanzadgad trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Darhan to Dalanzadgad in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car. You will leave for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav

3
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Khatgal.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

3
nights
Khatgal

Khatgal ©
Khatgal is a village in Mongolia on the southern tip of Lake Khövsgöl. Khatgal is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Khovsgol Nuur and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Khatgal road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khatgal. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Khatgal

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khovsgol Nuur
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park
Khovsgol Nuur ©
Khovsgol Nuur

2
nights
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
On the 30th (Thu), spend a day ambling around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Khorgo day trip tool.

Drive from Khatgal to Khorgo in 10.5 hours. You will leave for Tsetserleg on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

3
nights
Tsetserleg

Tsetserleg
To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tsetserleg vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Khorgo to Tsetserleg takes 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Kharkhorin.
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

3
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kharkhorin is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley, take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, explore the activities along Ogii Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kharkhorin itinerary maker.

Drive from Tsetserleg to Kharkhorin in 3 hours. You'll set off for Olgiy on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arkhangai Province
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum

4
nights
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olgiy trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kharkhorin to Olgiy by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Olgiy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

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