30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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30 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  32​h
Gorkhi Terelj National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Dalanzadgad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Khorgo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Khovsgol Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Kharkhorin
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Olgiy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Ulaanbaatar
— 7 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Cape Town

1
day
Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Gorkhi Terelj National Park ©
On the 19th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gorkhi Terelj National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to Gorkhi Terelj National Park is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cape Town in May, with highs in Gorkhi Terelj National Park at 19°C and lows at 2°C. You'll set off for Dalanzadgad on the 20th (Sun).

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Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple

3
days
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 and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Yolyn Am, get outside with Khongoryn Els, and explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dalanzadgad trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorkhi Terelj National Park to Dalanzadgad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

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Side Trip

Flaming Cliffs
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Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els

2
days
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Khavtsgait Petroglyphs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park attractions planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dalanzadgad to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Khorgo.

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Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

2
days
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
On the 27th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Khorgo holiday app .

Explore your travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Khorgo with the Route module. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Khovsgol Province.

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Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

2
days
Khovsgol Province

Khovsgol Province ©
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorgo to Khovsgol Province. You will leave for Kharkhorin on the 31st (Thu).

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Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park

3
days
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kharkhorin is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery, steep yourself in history at Karakorum (Kharkhorin), get engrossed in the history at Kharakhorum Museum, and appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkhorin route planning website .

You can drive from Khovsgol Province to Kharkhorin in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

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Arkhangai Province
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Karakorum (Kharkhorin) ©
Karakorum (Kharkhorin)

2
days
Olgiy

Olgiy ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Central Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olgiy trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Olgiy in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

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Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Central Mosque ©
Central Mosque
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

8
days
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 13th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, make a trip to Genghis Khan Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Migjid Janraisig Sum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Olgiy to Ulaanbaatar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square

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