12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Start: Knoxville
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bottineau
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Knoxville

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. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora tour itinerary planner.

Knoxville to Medora is an approximately 8- 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 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Medora. Traveling from Knoxville in June, things will get slightly colder in Medora: highs are around 76°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Enchanted Highway
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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 13th (Wed): stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Minot trip site.

Drive from Medora to Minot in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Minot, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bottineau.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

1
night
Bottineau

Bottineau ©
Bottineau is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bottineau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minot to Bottineau takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bottineau are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Bottineau

Parks Nature
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Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park

1
night
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): gain insight at University of North Dakota and then catch a live event at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Forks day trip planning site.

Getting from Bottineau to Grand Forks by car takes about 3.5 hours. June in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.
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Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

3
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 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, catch a live event at Fargodome, and then catch a live event at Newman Outdoor Field. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, and then see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jamestown road trip planner.

You can drive from Fargo to Jamestown in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

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

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck journey planning website.

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bismarck are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mandan
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building