13 days in North Dakota Itinerary

13 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Medora
— 3 nights
2
Bismarck
— 3 nights
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
4
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
5
Fargo
— 3 nights

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harold Schafer Heritage Center and Von Hoffman House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petrified Forest Loop and River Bend Overlook. Change things up with these side-trips from Medora: Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman), Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout & Longhorn Pullout) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Oxbow Overlook & Caprock-Coulee Trail). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maah Daah Hey Trail and look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery.

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New Orleans to Medora is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Medora is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for cooler nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Watford City, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, Prairie Fire Pottery
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Petrified Forest Loop ©
Petrified Forest Loop
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as General Sibley Park & Campground and Hawktree Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Cross Ranch State Park and Keelboat Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor), Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer) and Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison). The adventure continues: have fun at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park and appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck day trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Medora in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bismarck, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lake Sakakawea State Park, Fort Stevenson State Park, Cross Ranch State Park, Universal Playground/ Eagles Park
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Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Lake Sakakawea State Park ©
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica, and then see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jamestown online travel planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Historic Sites
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Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Jamestown Speedway ©
Jamestown Speedway

2
nights
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. On the 11th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park and then join the crowd at River Cities Speedway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, and then get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip builder tool.

Drive from Jamestown to Grand Forks in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Turtle River State Park
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Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barnes County Historical Society and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Ransom State Park and Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway. Take a break from Fargo with a short trip to Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site in Abercrombie, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf and let little ones run wild at Lindenwood Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fargo online attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Valley City, Fort Ransom State Park, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Barnes County Historical Society ©
Barnes County Historical Society