17 days in North Dakota Itinerary

17 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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17 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Minot
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Medora
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + foot:  10​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Visit Edgewood Golf and Bonanzaville USA for their historical value. Visit Turtle River State Park and University of North Dakota for some beach relaxation. Step out of Fargo to go to Wahpeton and see Chahinkapa Zoo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo and buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Fargo trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Fargo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Fargo hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chahinkapa Zoo, Turtle River State Park, University of North Dakota
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Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo
Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

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nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Jamestown Reservoir, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Barnes County Historical Society, and then cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jamestown online day trip planner .

Drive from Fargo to Jamestown in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley City, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
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nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Former Governor's Mansion and North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cross Ranch State Park and Salem Sue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, contemplate the long history of Buckstop Junction, let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bismarck sightseeing site .

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bismarck are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Cross Ranch State Park, Salem Sue
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Former Governor's Mansion ©
Former Governor's Mansion
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Metigoshe State Park and North Dakota State Fair Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Scandinavian Heritage Park and Roosevelt Park Zoo. Step out of Minot to go to Dunseith and see International Peace Garden, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Minot day trip planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Minot by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lake Metigoshe State Park, International Peace Garden
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oxbow Overlook and South Unit. We've included these beaches for you: Theodore Roosevelt National Park and North Unit. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Regent to see Enchanted Highway about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores and get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner .

You can drive from Minot to Medora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minot in September, Medora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Enchanted Highway
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Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit