17 days in Mongolia Itinerary

17 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia sightseeing planner

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Fly to Ulan Bator, Taxi to Kharkhorin
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Kharkhorin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalanzadgad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ulaanbaatar
— 11 nights
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Kharkhorin

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument for Mongol States and then admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery and then take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum.

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Seoul, South Korea to Kharkhorin is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Kharkhorin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 1 night
On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kharkhorin to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
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Dalanzadgad

— 2 nights
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 6th (Mon): make a trip to Khongoryn Els and then admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature · Parks
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Ulaanbaatar

— 11 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Hustai National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, make a trip to Genghis Khan Square, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia.

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Traveling by car from Dalanzadgad to Ulaanbaatar takes 8.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ulaanbaatar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Mongolia travel guide

4.2
Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.