18 days in Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

18 days in Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

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18 days in Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Bowman
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dickinson
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Mandan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Bowman

Bowman ©
Bowman is a city and county seat of Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. Bowman is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Trails Regional Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bowman driving holiday planner .

Phoenix to Bowman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Bowman at 82°F and lows at 52°F. You'll set off for Beach on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Bowman

Museums
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Pioneer Trails Regional Museum ©
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

5
nights
Beach

Beach ©
Beach is a city in and the county seat of Golden Valley County in the State of North Dakota. Museum-lovers will appreciate Harold Schafer Heritage Center and Billings County Court House Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Mores and North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Beach: Medora (Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Little Missouri National Grassland, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beach online day trip planner .

You can drive from Bowman to Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dickinson.

Things to do in Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Medora
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Prairie Fire Pottery ©
Prairie Fire Pottery
Little Missouri National Grassland ©

5
nights
Dickinson

Dickinson ©
Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Enchanted Highway and Heart River Golf Course. Your inner history buff will appreciate Assumption Abbey and Patterson Lake Recreational Area. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Dickinson Museum Center, get curious at Prairie Outpost Park, get lost in a book at Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University, and have fun at West River Community Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dickinson trip planner .

You can drive from Beach to Dickinson in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off toMandan.

Things to do in Dickinson

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

Enchanted Highway, Assumption Abbey
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Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey
Dickinson Museum Center ©
Dickinson Museum Center
Ukrainian Cultural Institute ©
Ukrainian Cultural Institute

4
nights
Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Custer House and On-A-Slant Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cross Ranch State Park and North Dakota State Railroad Museum. Step out of Mandan with an excursion to Fort Clark State Historic Site in Stanton--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, make a splash at Raging Rivers Waterpark, and let the kids burn off some steam at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mandan travel route planning website .

You can drive from Dickinson to Mandan in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dickinson to Mandan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Mandan sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fort Clark State Historic Site, Cross Ranch State Park
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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
North Dakota State Railroad Museum ©
North Dakota State Railroad Museum