16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Minot
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Fargo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., explore the activities along Missouri River, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bismarck trip maker website .

Birmingham to Bismarck is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Birmingham in August: high temperatures in Bismarck hover around 82°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Regent holiday maker website .

You can drive from Bismarck to Regent in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Regent can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with a short trip to North Unit in Theodore Roosevelt National Park (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medora vacation builder app .

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Buford State Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, then take an in-depth tour of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Williston trip planner .

You can drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Williston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

2
nights
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 18th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park, then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center and then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Minot day trip site .

Drive from Williston to Minot in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Oak Park ©
Oak Park

1
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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Jamestown holiday planning site .

Drive from Minot to Jamestown in 3 hours. August in Jamestown sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Change things up with these side-trips from Fargo: Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton), Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Grand Forks (University of North Dakota & Widman's Candy Shop). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA, and buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fargo road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. In August in Fargo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Bagg Bonanza Farm, Chahinkapa Zoo
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum