14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota travel route planner

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Bismarck
— 3 nights
2
Medora
— 4 nights
3
Regent
— 1 night
4
Minot
— 1 night
5
Jamestown
— 1 night
6
Fargo
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip planning website.

Springfield to Bismarck is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Springfield in August, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Bismarck. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Salem Sue
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Medora side-trips: Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City), Glendive (Makoshika State Park & Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum) and North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, get great views at Badlands Overlook, and get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora trip builder.

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. Expect slightly colder evenings in Medora when traveling from Bismarck in August, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Glendive, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, Prairie Fire Pottery
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Regent driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Medora to Regent takes 1.5 hours. In August in Regent, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Minot.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): meet the residents at Roosevelt Park Zoo, then stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Minot trip planner.

Drive from Regent to Minot in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September in Minot, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and finally join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jamestown visit website.

Getting from Minot to Jamestown by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.

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

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore Fargo's surroundings by going to Grand Forks (University of North Dakota & Widman's Candy Shop). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company, and browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fargo online tour planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Fargo by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Bonanzaville, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville