34 days in Mongolia Itinerary

34 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Natal
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  32 h
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 8 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Amar Hiyd
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Khatgal
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 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
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  36 h
End: Natal

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 striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, stop by Mary & Martha Mongolia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hustai National Park, and admire the striking features of Gandantegchenling Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar tour planning site.

Natal, Brazil to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 35- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Natal in December, with highs in Ulaanbaatar at -13°C and lows at -30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square

4
nights
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Step out of Kharkhorin to go to Bat Ulzii and see Orkhon Waterfall, which is approximately 2h 45 min away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kharkhorin day trip planner.

You can drive from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Khorgo.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arkhangai Province, Orkhon Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Ogii Lake ©
Ogii Lake

2
nights
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

Plan my day in Khorgo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Khorgo in 5.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Amar Hiyd.

Things to do in Khorgo

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

3
nights
Amar Hiyd

Amar Hiyd ©
Amar Hiyd is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amar Hiyd trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorgo to Amar Hiyd. On the 11th (Sat), you'll 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 Khovsgol Nuur and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Khatgal trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amar Hiyd to Khatgal. You'll set off for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park 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

2
nights
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khatgal to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. You will leave for Dalanzadgad on the 17th (Fri).

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: get outside with Flaming Cliffs, appreciate the views at Yolyn Am, don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els, and explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalanzadgad trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to 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

4
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. When in Mandalgovi, make a side trip to see Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Small Rock Formation) in Govi-Altai Province, approximately Govi-Altai Province away. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring the stark beauty of Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mandalgovi trip planner.

Getting from Dalanzadgad to Mandalgovi by car takes about 4.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

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)