15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora
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Minot
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 4 nights
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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Petrified Forest Loop and Cannonball Concretions Pullout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Oxbow Overlook & Caprock-Coulee Trail) and River Bend Overlook (in Watford City). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at South Unit. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Medora day trip planner.

Chicago to Medora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Medora to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Minot

— 3 nights
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 North Dakota State Fair Center and Oak Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Metigoshe State Park and Tommy Turtle Statue. Step out of Minot to go to Kenmare and see Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Minot trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Medora to Minot takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Minot due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Bismarck

— 4 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Explore hidden gems such as Custer House and General Sibley Park & Campground. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Dakota Zoo and Gateway to Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bismarck: Beaver Lake State Park (in Wishek) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Hawktree Golf Club, take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck holiday builder site.

You can drive from Minot to Bismarck in 2 hours. In June in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fargo

— 4 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scheels Arena and Veterans Memorial Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Turtle River State Park and Fort Ransom State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton), Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway (in Valley City) and Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks). There's more to do: let little ones run wild at Lindenwood Park and learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fargo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Fargo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.