26 days in Mongolia Itinerary

26 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia travel planner

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Darhan
— 3 nights
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Ulaanbaatar
— 4 nights
Fly
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Olgiy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ulaanbaatar
Drive
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Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Govi-Altai Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dundgovi Province
— 3 nights
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Darhan

— 3 nights
Step out of Darhan with an excursion to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in Ulaanbaatar--about 4 hours away.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darhan online visit planner.

Ulan-Ude, Russia to Darhan is an approximately 15-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Ulaanbaatar on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Darhan

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Ulaanbaatar

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Hustai National Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Statue Complex, stroll around Bogd Khan Uul National Park, don't miss a visit to Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], and take an in-depth tour of G.K Zhukov house Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar online travel planner.

Getting from Darhan to Ulaanbaatar by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Ulaanbaatar, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Olgiy

— 4 nights
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Olgiy trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Olgiy

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Ulaanbaatar

On the 11th (Wed), make a trip to Ulaanbaatar Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dashchoilin Monastery, then shop like a local with Altan Khaan Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Mongol Costumes Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ulaanbaatar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Kharkhorin

— 3 nights
On the 12th (Thu), explore the activities along Ogii Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Orkhon Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Khorgo.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Khorgo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Khorgo vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Kharkhorin to Khorgo takes 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Govi-Altai Province.

Things to do in Khorgo

Nature · Parks
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Govi-Altai Province

— 2 nights
Govi-Altai is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Govi-Altai Province trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Khorgo to Govi-Altai Province with the Route module. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park online journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Govi-Altai Province to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Dundgovi Province.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Nature · Parks
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Dundgovi Province

— 3 nights
Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. Dundgovi Province is known for outdoors and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dundgovi Province driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dundgovi Province. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dundgovi Province

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Mongolia travel guide

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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.