19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6 h
1
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Dunseith
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Minot
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Williston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Visit Bonanzaville and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Grand Forks (Splasher's of the South Seas & Widman's Candy Shop). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, and examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

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Indianapolis to Fargo is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Indianapolis to Fargo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Fargo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, then examine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society, then snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jamestown day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

1
night
Dunseith

Dunseith ©
Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to W'eel Turtle and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Peace Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunseith trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Dunseith takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jamestown in July; daily highs in Dunseith reach 75°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Dunseith

Parks
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International Peace Garden ©
International Peace Garden
W'eel Turtle ©
W'eel Turtle

2
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center and then examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Minot attractions planner.

You can drive from Dunseith to Minot in 2 hours. Traveling from Dunseith in July, expect nights in Minot to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

2
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, and then learn about all things military at Fort Buford State Historic Site. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Unit.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Williston trip itinerary website.

Drive from Minot to Williston in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannonball Concretions Pullout, North Unit
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Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Richardton to see Assumption Abbey about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, and steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora online journey planner.

You can drive from Williston to Medora in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Medora. In July in Medora, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Assumption Abbey
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Regent trip planning website.

Getting from Medora to Regent by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Regent, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Visit Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site and Custer House for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). There's still lots to do: have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckstop Junction, and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bismarck travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Regent to Bismarck takes 2 hours. Traveling from Regent to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Bismarck are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
Custer House ©
Custer House