21 days in Mongolia Itinerary

21 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  16 h
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Khorgo
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Selenge Province
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
7
Khatgal
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
8
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Escape the urban bustle at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Khustain Uul. Explore hidden gems such as Bogd Khan Uul National Park and Cheketours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aryabal Meditation Temple, pause for some photo ops at Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], look for gifts at Gobi, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 16- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ulaanbaatar. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Ulaanbaatar to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tov Province
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Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve ©
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
Bogd Khan Uul National Park ©
Bogd Khan Uul National Park
Cheketours ©
Cheketours

1
night
Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gorkhi Terelj National Park route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ulaanbaatar to Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in November, and nighttime lows around -23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Olgiy.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Horseback Riding Tours
Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple

2
nights
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulgan Mosque. On the next day, make a trip to Central Mosque and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olgiy trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Olgiy takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Olgiy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kharkhorin journey app.

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

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Khorgo sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Kharkhorin to Khorgo in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Selenge Province.

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

1
day
Selenge Province

Selenge Province ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Selenge Province road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorgo to Selenge Province. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Khatgal.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery

2
nights
Khatgal

Khatgal ©
Khatgal is a village in Mongolia on the southern tip of Lake Khövsgöl. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Hovsgol National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Khatgal holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Selenge Province to Khatgal with the Route module. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Khatgal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park

1
day
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khatgal to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els and then head outdoors with Flaming Cliffs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav and then head outdoors with Tsagaan Suvarga.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalanzadgad sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

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