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
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Edgewood Golf and Turtle River State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fargo: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and University of North Dakota (in Grand Forks). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Fargo tour itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Fargo to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Golf

Side Trips

Chahinkapa Zoo, Turtle River State Park, University of North Dakota
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Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
West Acres Shopping Center ©
West Acres Shopping Center

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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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4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Former Governor's Mansion and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cross Ranch State Park and Custer House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Fort Mandan (in Washburn). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, 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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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Metigoshe State Park and North Dakota State Fair Center. Step out of Minot to go to Dunseith and see International Peace Garden, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Minot online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Minot takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 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

International Peace Garden, Lake Metigoshe State Park
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park
North Dakota State Fair Center ©
North Dakota State Fair Center

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nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Enchanted Highway. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip itinerary 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minot in September since evenings lows in Medora dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Enchanted Highway
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway
Chateau de Mores ©
Chateau de Mores