15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Medora
— 2 nights
2
Williston
— 1 night
3
Minot
— 2 nights
4
Bismarck
— 3 nights
5
Jamestown
— 1 night
6
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
7
Fargo
— 3 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, examine the collection at Billings County Court House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Elkhorn Ranch Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Medora road trip planner.

Birmingham to Medora is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Birmingham to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Birmingham in December, with highs in Medora at 28°F and lows at 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Prairie Fire Pottery ©
Prairie Fire Pottery
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): gain insight at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, and then appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williston trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Medora to Williston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Williston when traveling from Medora in December, with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Sitting Bull ©
Sitting Bull

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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. On the 21st (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Taube Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and then let little ones run wild at Oak Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Minot trip site.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from Bismarck with a short trip to Salem Sue in New Salem, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, and browse the different shops at Kirkwood Mall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck road trip site.

You can drive from Minot to Bismarck in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Raging Rivers Waterpark, Salem Sue
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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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

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and then examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jamestown travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. December in Jamestown sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 7°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): join the crowd at River Cities Speedway and then gain insight at University of North Dakota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, and then look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Forks trip app.

Getting from Jamestown to Grand Forks by car takes about 3 hours. In December in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 5°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
Flood Memorial Monument ©
Flood Memorial Monument
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Fargo is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, gain insight at North Dakota State University, explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, and examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In December in Fargo, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum