22 days in Mongolia Itinerary

22 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mongolia journey builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  30​h
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Olgiy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Khorgo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
Khatgal
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Dalanzadgad
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Columbus

6
nights
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Visiting Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Cheketours will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Ariyabal Meditation Temple are in your itinerary. Saddle up on the 29th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenresig Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar road trip planning app .

Columbus, USA to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Columbus to Ulaanbaatar. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Columbus in May; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 62°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olgiy.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Ariyabal Meditation Temple
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

2
nights
Olgiy

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulgan Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Aimag Museum, then don't miss a visit to Central Mosque, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

Plan my Olgiy trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Olgiy

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park ©
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Bulgan Mosque ©
Bulgan Mosque

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Erdene Zuu Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Orkhon Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkhorin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Olgiy to Kharkhorin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Khorgo on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orkhon Valley
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum

1
day
Khorgo

Khorgo ©
On the 4th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Khorgo trip maker site .

You can drive from Kharkhorin to Khorgo in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Khatgal.

Things to do in Khorgo

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park ©

2
nights
Khatgal

Khatgal ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Hovsgol National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Khatgal trip planner .

Drive from Khorgo to Khatgal in 11.5 hours. You'll set off for Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Khatgal

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Hovsgol National Park ©
Lake Hovsgol National Park

1
night
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Khatgal to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park with the Route module. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ©
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

3
nights
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
Step out of the city life by going to Flaming Cliffs and Khermen Tsav. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsagaan Suvarga and Khongoryn Els. There's more to do: appreciate the views at Yolyn Am.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dalanzadgad trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park to Dalanzadgad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Omnogovi Province
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav
Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am

Similar Plans

26 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 51 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 57 days in Asia, South Pacific & Caribbean BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA February, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA March, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in China & Mongolia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Mongolia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans