13 days in North Dakota Itinerary

13 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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

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Medora

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

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora road trip planning tool.

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 moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in August, Medora is colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Oxbow Overlook
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Bismarck

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Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as General Sibley Park & Campground and Cross Ranch State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Hawktree Golf Club and Lake Sakakawea State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor) and Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck. Traveling from Medora in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bismarck, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Jamestown

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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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Jamestown Speedway
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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 · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

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Fargo

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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 Fort Ransom State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Step out of Fargo with an excursion to Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway in Valley City--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: tee off at Edgewood Golf and let the kids burn off some steam at Lindenwood Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fargo trip planner.

Getting from Grand Forks to Fargo by car takes about 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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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