16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota sightseeing planner

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

— 3 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, explore the ancient world of Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck online route builder.

Jacksonville to Bismarck is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jacksonville to Bismarck, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jacksonville in July: high temperatures in Bismarck hover around 85°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Medora side-trips: Assumption Abbey (in Richardton) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, get great views at Badlands Overlook, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Medora journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Medora takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. In July, daytime highs in Medora are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Minot

— 2 nights
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall, then learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Minot online route builder.

Getting from Medora to Minot by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Minot due to the time zone difference. In July in Minot, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Jamestown

— 1 night
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Jamestown route planning site.

You can drive from Minot to Jamestown in 3 hours. In July in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Grand Forks

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Grand Forks with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site in Cooperstown--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see where the action happens at Ralph Engelstad Arena, make a splash at Splasher's of the South Seas, deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota, and admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Grand Forks in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Fargo

— 3 nights
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: experience rural life at Red River Zoo, catch a live event at Newman Outdoor Field, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, and steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fargo day trip planning website.

Drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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.