18 days in North Dakota Itinerary

18 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 2 nights
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Grand Forks
— 2 nights
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Saint Michael
— 1 night
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
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Minot
— 3 nights
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Watford City
— 1 night
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Medora
— 3 nights

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bluestem Prairie Preserve. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Bluestem Prairie Preserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip planner.

Kirksville to Fargo is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Fargo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Icelandic State Park as well as Pembina State Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art and then admire the majestic nature at Old Mill State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fargo to Grand Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Michael.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art
Old Mill State Park ©
Old Mill State Park
Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park

1
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Saint Michael

Saint Michael ©
Saint Michael is an unincorporated community in southeastern Benson County, North Dakota, United States, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Totten State Historic Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Michael itinerary planning app.

Drive from Grand Forks to Saint Michael in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Michael can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Saint Michael

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
Fort Totten State Historic Site ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site

1
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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and then examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jamestown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Michael to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. July in Jamestown sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and then see the interesting displays at North Dakota State Railroad Museum. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Dam Nature Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Bismarck takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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North Dakota State Railroad Museum ©
North Dakota State Railroad Museum
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Keelboat Park ©
Keelboat Park

3
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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. Let the collections at Prairie Village Museum and Paul Broste Rock Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Metigoshe State Park and Lake Sakakawea State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison) and Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo and hike along Riverwalk of Minot.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Minot vacation site.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Minot takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Watford City.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Prairie Village Museum ©
Prairie Village Museum
Lake Sakakawea State Park ©
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park

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Watford City

Watford City ©
Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Buckhorn Trail and then explore the striking landscape of North Unit.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Watford City trip planner.

You can drive from Minot to Watford City in 2.5 hours. July in Watford City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Watford City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Buckhorn Trail ©
Buckhorn Trail
North Unit ©
North Unit

3
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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Harold Schafer Heritage Center and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. Get some historical perspective at Painted Canyon Overlook and Von Hoffman House. Venture out of the city with trips to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Caprock-Coulee Trail & Oxbow Overlook). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop and explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Medora travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Watford City to Medora in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail