11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 3 nights
2
Bismarck
— 4 nights
3
Medora
— 3 nights

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Venture out of the city with trips to Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton), Barnes County Historical Society (in Valley City) and Jamestown (Frontier Village & National Buffalo Museum). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fargo online day trip planner.

Omaha to Fargo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Omaha in October, with highs in Fargo at 59°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jamestown, Chahinkapa Zoo, Barnes County Historical Society, Bonanzaville
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Minot (Roosevelt Park Zoo & Scandinavian Heritage Park) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck journey maker site.

Getting from Fargo to Bismarck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. October in Bismarck sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, Minot, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Regent to see Enchanted Highway about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Unit, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, and get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Medora travel route planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Medora, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery, Enchanted Highway
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway
South Unit ©
South Unit