8 days in Ulaanbaatar & Elista Itinerary

8 days in Ulaanbaatar & Elista Itinerary

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Elista, Russia
— 2 nights

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park, admire the striking features of Gandantegchenling Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar journey planner.

If you are flying in from Mongolia, the closest major aiport is Chinggis Khaan International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Ulaanbaatar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Elista.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Parks · Museums
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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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Elista, Russia

Elista ©
Elista is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. Elista is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Buddha Shakyamuni Golden Abode, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, appreciate the history behind Monument End and Return, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Oirat-Mongolian Nomad Culture.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Elista trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulaanbaatar to Elista. The time zone difference moving from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July: high temperatures in Elista hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Elista

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Pagoda Seven Days ©
Pagoda Seven Days
City Chess ©
City Chess
Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

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