18 days in Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

18 days in Southwest North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest North Dakota visit planner

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Route & dates

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: learn more about the world around you at Pioneer Trails Regional Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bowman road trip planner.

Phoenix to Bowman is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Bowman reach 82°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Beach.

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harold Schafer Heritage Center and North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and Billings County Court House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Beach side-trips: Medora (Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Badlands Overlook, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery and cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

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You can drive from Bowman to Beach in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can 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
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail
Prairie Fire Pottery ©
Prairie Fire Pottery

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nights
Dickinson

Dickinson ©
Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Assumption Abbey and Patterson Lake Recreational Area. Let the collections at Dickinson Museum Center and Ukrainian Cultural Institute capture your imagination. Step out of Dickinson to go to Regent and see Enchanted Highway, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Prairie Outpost Park, have fun at West River Community Center, get lost in a book at Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University, and tee off at Heart River Golf Course.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dickinson day trip website.

Traveling by car from Beach to Dickinson takes an hour. In August in Dickinson, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Mandan.

Things to do in Dickinson

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

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

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Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Universal Playground/ Eagles Park and Cross Ranch State Park. Get some historical perspective at On-A-Slant Village and Fort Clark State Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Custer House, examine the collection at North Dakota State Railroad Museum, make a splash at Raging Rivers Waterpark, and let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Mandan travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Dickinson to Mandan takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dickinson to Mandan due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mandan are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandan

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Clark State Historic Site
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Custer House ©
Custer House
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
North Dakota State Railroad Museum ©
North Dakota State Railroad Museum