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Best time to visit Mongolia

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The best time to visit Mongolia is May-July

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Mongolia? Look no further! May-July is the best time to go to Mongolia due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The warmest month of the year in Ulaanbaatar, one of the most popular travel destinations in Mongolia, is July, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 22℃ (71℉). Temperatures can reach as high as 24℃ (74℉) on the hottest days in summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as -35℃ (-30℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Mongolia depending on the geography.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Mongolia are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Mongolia, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Mongolia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Mongolia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Mongolia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
UlaanbaatarMay-July
-17℃
-27℃
-14℃
-25℃
-5℃
-16℃
6℃
-3℃
13℃
3℃
20℃
10℃
22℃
12℃
20℃
10℃
13℃
4℃
3℃
-4℃
-8℃
-16℃
-15℃
-24℃
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Top FAQs

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Mongolia:

The warmest month of the year in Ulaanbaatar, one of the most popular places to visit in Mongolia, is July.
The driest month of the year in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is usually around January each year.

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