12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Minot
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fargo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and then explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC to Medora is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Medora, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Medora reach 76°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roosevelt Park Zoo and Dakota Square Mall. Take a break from the city and head to Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge and Lake Metigoshe State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Minot: Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau) and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor). There's more to do: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park and examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Minot vacation planner.

You can drive from Medora to Minot in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Minot. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bottineau, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo, then explore the activities along Keelboat Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at McDowell Dam Nature Park. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, then let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bismarck travel route planner.

Drive from Minot to Bismarck in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Fort Mandan
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica.

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Traveling by car from Bismarck to Jamestown takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Family-friendly places like Red River Zoo and Chahinkapa Zoo will thrill your kids. Bonanzaville and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Fargo to go to Grand Forks and see Splasher's of the South Seas, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fargo trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bonanzaville, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Splasher's of the South Seas, Chahinkapa Zoo
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Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site