11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Mandan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Devils Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Wahpeton
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Denver

1
night
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Williston online travel route planner.

Denver to Williston is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Williston is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in September, with highs in Williston at 73°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Williston

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Watford City
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Cannonball Concretions Pullout ©
Cannonball Concretions Pullout
River Bend Overlook ©
River Bend Overlook
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post

4
nights
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Get outdoors at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Oxbow Overlook. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Unit and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. The adventure continues: ride a horse along Maah Daah Hey Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Theodore Roosevelt National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In September, daytime highs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Medora
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook

2
nights
Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. On the 1st (Mon), play a few rounds at Hawktree Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Custer House. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Keelboat Park, then admire the majestic nature at Cross Ranch State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandan trip planning site.

Getting from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Mandan by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Mandan due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Mandan are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Devils Lake.

Things to do in Mandan

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bismarck, Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Mandan
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Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
Hawktree Golf Club ©
Hawktree Golf Club
Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site ©

2
nights
Devils Lake

Devils Lake ©
Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Grahams Island State Park and then explore the activities along Devils Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Totten State Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and then try to win big at Spirit Lake Casino.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Devils Lake online road trip planner.

Drive from Mandan to Devils Lake in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Devils Lake can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Wahpeton.

Things to do in Devils Lake

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Michael, Fort Totten State Historic Site
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Grahams Island State Park ©
Grahams Island State Park
Fort Totten State Historic Site ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve

1
night
Wahpeton

Wahpeton ©
Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, in southeastern North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chahinkapa Zoo and then steep yourself in history at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wahpeton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Lake to Wahpeton takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Wahpeton are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wahpeton

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo

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