19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota tour planner

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Bismarck
— 4 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
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Medora
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Michael
— 1 night
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Bismarck

— 4 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and Missouri River. Change things up with these side-trips from Bismarck: Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Dam Nature Park, and appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck travel planner.

Jacksonville to Bismarck is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Bismarck is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in July, with highs in Bismarck at 85°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Regent

— 1 night
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Regent road trip website.

Drive from Bismarck to Regent in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Regent can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Medora

— 5 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Little Missouri National Grassland. Do some cultural sightseeing at South Unit and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit & Oxbow Overlook) and Williston (Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, Fort Union Trading Post, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medora visit site.

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Medora are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Kenmare

— 1 night
Kenmare is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kenmare attractions app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Kenmare takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Medora in July, expect nights in Kenmare to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Michael.

Things to do in Kenmare

Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Saint Michael

— 1 night
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 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Totten State Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and then try to win big at Spirit Lake Casino.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Michael travel planning app.

You can drive from Kenmare to Saint Michael in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Saint Michael

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Jamestown

— 2 nights
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society, then take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip tool.

You can drive from Saint Michael to Jamestown in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Fargo

— 4 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Red River Zoo and Bonanzaville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Roger Maris Museum and Fargo Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Turtle River State Park (in Arvilla), Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). There's still lots to do: see where the action happens at Newman Outdoor Field, explore the world behind art at Plains Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fargo day trip planning site.

Drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.