30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia trip planner

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Ulaanbaatar
— 15 nights
Drive
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Dundgovi Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Khorgo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
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Ulaanbaatar

— 15 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Zaisan Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar tour planner.

Chiang Rai, Thailand to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chiang Rai to Ulaanbaatar. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in September: high temperatures in Ulaanbaatar hover around 19°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dundgovi Province.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 17:

Dundgovi Province

— 2 nights
Dundgovi is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve.

Planning Dundgovi Province trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ulaanbaatar to Dundgovi Province takes 5 hours. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Dundgovi Province

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Dalanzadgad

— 3 nights
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
When in Dalanzadgad, make a side trip to see Tsagaan Suvarga in Dundgovi Province, approximately Dundgovi Province away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, take in breathtaking views at Khermen Tsav, get outside with Flaming Cliffs, and don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dalanzadgad trip planner.

You can drive from Dundgovi Province to Dalanzadgad in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park travel planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. You will leave for Khorgo on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Khorgo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Khorgo trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo with the Route module. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Kharkhorin

— 3 nights
On the 27th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin road trip website.

You can drive from Khorgo to Kharkhorin in 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

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.