30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, make a trip to Genghis Khan Square, and take an in-depth tour of National History Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar online driving holiday planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dammam to Ulaanbaatar due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in April; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 11°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amar Hiyd.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

1
night
Amar Hiyd

Amar Hiyd ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Amar Hiyd journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options 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
Highlights from your plan
Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Khatgal sightseeing app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amar Hiyd to Khatgal. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Khatgal

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khovsgol Nuur
Highlights from your plan
Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park
Khovsgol Nuur ©
Khovsgol Nuur

1
night
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Khorgo trip maker website.

You can drive from Khatgal to Khorgo in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©
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: appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Ogii Lake, take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Make your Kharkhorin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 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
Highlights from your plan
Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Ogii Lake ©
Ogii Lake

2
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature Parks
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.
Dalanzadgad is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors 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 maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dalanzadgad online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Mandalgovi.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav

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. Take a break from Mandalgovi with a short trip to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation) in Govi-Altai Province, about 10h 15 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the stark beauty of Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandalgovi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Dalanzadgad to Mandalgovi in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Olgiy on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Mandalgovi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation)
Highlights from your plan
Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve ©
Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve
Baga Gazriin Chuluu  (Small Rock Formation) ©
Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation)

2
nights
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Central Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulgan Mosque.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olgiy tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mandalgovi to Olgiy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque