43 days in Mongolia Itinerary

43 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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43 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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 . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback and make a trip to Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gorkhi Terelj National Park vacation website .

Ulaanbaatar to Gorkhi Terelj National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will leave for Ulaanbaatar on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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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 Mongolian National Modern Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandantegchenling Monastery, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, and appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Statue Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar with the Route module. May in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Mary & Martha Mongolia ©
Mary & Martha Mongolia
976 Art Gallery ©
976 Art Gallery

3
nights
Darhan

Darhan
Darkhan is the second largest city in Mongolia and the capital of Darkhan-Uul Aimag . Darhan is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Morin Khuur Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kharagiin Khiid, appreciate the history behind Seated Buddha Statue, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Dakrhan-Uul.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Darhan online trip maker .

Drive from Ulaanbaatar to Darhan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav, and admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dalanzadgad trip planner .

Traveling by car from Darhan to Dalanzadgad takes 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
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

3
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

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

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. You'll set off for Khatgal on the 25th (Sat).

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 ©
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Khatgal trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khatgal. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Khorgo.

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 ©
Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Khorgo trip site .

Getting from Khatgal to Khorgo by car takes about 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 ©

3
nights
Tsetserleg

Tsetserleg
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tsetserleg trip planning app .

Getting from Khorgo to Tsetserleg by car takes about 3 hours. You'll set off for Kharkhorin on the 4th (Tue).
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley, take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ogii Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kharkhorin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tsetserleg to Kharkhorin takes 3 hours. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Olgiy.

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.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olgiy route builder site .

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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