11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Pella
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint Michael
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Washburn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Mandan
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Pella

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 14th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, explore and take pictures at Fargodome, and then examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA, then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo road trip planner .

Pella to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pella in September: high temperatures in Fargo hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and finally make a trip to Jamestown Reservoir.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jamestown online journey planner .

Drive from Fargo to Jamestown in 2 hours. In June in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Michael.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
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Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

1
day
Saint Michael

Saint Michael ©
Saint Michael is an unincorporated community in southeastern Benson County, North Dakota, United States, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and then steep yourself in history at Fort Totten State Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint Michael trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Jamestown to Saint Michael in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washburn.

Things to do in Saint Michael

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fort Totten State Historic Site
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Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
Fort Totten State Historic Site ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site

1
night
Washburn

Washburn ©
Washburn is a city in McLean County, North Dakota, United States. Fort Mandan has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Cross Ranch State Park and then contemplate the long history of Fort Mandan.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Washburn online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Saint Michael to Washburn takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saint Michael in September since evenings lows in Washburn dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Washburn

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cross Ranch State Park
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Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, then get great views at Badlands Overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Washburn to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Theodore Roosevelt National Park can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Custer House, then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mandan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Mandan takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Mandan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Mandan are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Mandan

Historic Sites Nature Fun & Games
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Custer House ©
Custer House
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camp Hancock State Historic Site as well as Former Governor's Mansion. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Former Governor's Mansion, contemplate the long history of Camp Hancock State Historic Site, then meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

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Bismarck is very close to Mandan. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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