11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
1
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Fargo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Medora visit planner.

Chicago to Medora is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Medora. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Medora at 70°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
South Unit ©
South Unit

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Regent trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Regent takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Regent can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Bismarck: Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck trip maker app.

Drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Regent to Bismarck is 1 hour. In September in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Salem Sue
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

1
night
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Minot trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bismarck to Minot by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Minot, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jamestown sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Minot to Jamestown takes 3 hours. September in Jamestown sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville.

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Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonanzaville, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum