31 days in Mongolia Itinerary

31 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia trip itinerary planner

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Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly to Ulan Bator, Taxi to Kharkhorin
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Kharkhorin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khorgo
— 1 night
Drive
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Govi-Altai Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Selenge Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khatgal
— 1 night
Fly
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Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ulaanbaatar
— 12 nights
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Olgiy

— 2 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Sayat Travel and Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Aimag Museum and Central Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Olgiy road trip planning site.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Olgiy is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Olgiy, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Olgiy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Kharkhorin

— 3 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Orkhon Valley and Erdene Zuu Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ogii Lake and Monument for Mongol States.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkhorin day trip planning tool.

Getting from Olgiy to Kharkhorin by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Khorgo.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Khorgo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Khorgo journey planner.

Drive from Kharkhorin to Khorgo in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Govi-Altai Province.

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks · Nature
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Govi-Altai Province

— 2 nights
Govi-Altai is one of the 21 aimags of Mongolia. To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Govi-Altai Province tour itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorgo to Govi-Altai Province. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Govi-Altai Province to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks · Nature
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Dalanzadgad

— 4 nights
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Get in touch with nature at Flaming Cliffs and Yolyn Am. Step off the beaten path and head to Khongoryn Els and Khermen Tsav. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bayanzag Saxual Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dalanzadgad trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. You will leave for Selenge Province on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Selenge Province

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Holy Mother Tree of Mongolia and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Damba Daljar Cemetory for Japanese.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Selenge Province visit planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dalanzadgad to Selenge Province. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Khatgal.

Things to do in Selenge Province

Historic Sites
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Khatgal

— 1 night
Khatgal is a village in Mongolia on the southern tip of Lake Khövsgöl. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Khatgal tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Selenge Province to Khatgal with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

Things to do in Khatgal

Parks · Nature
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Gorkhi Terelj National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gorkhi Terelj National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Khatgal to Gorkhi Terelj National Park takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Historic Sites
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Ulaanbaatar

— 12 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve and Bogd Khan Uul National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Aryabal Meditation Temple and International Intellectual Museum. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hustai National Park, view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenresig Temple, and head outdoors with Cheketours.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ulaanbaatar travel route planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Ulaanbaatar with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Ulaanbaatar can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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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.