19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 3 nights
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
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Dunseith
— 1 night
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Minot
— 2 nights
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Williston
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 3 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 4 nights
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Fargo

— 3 nights
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). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, and make a trip to Fargo Air Museum.

Plan trip to Fargo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Indianapolis to Fargo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Indianapolis to Fargo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fargo when traveling from Indianapolis in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Jamestown

— 2 nights
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 find maps, reviews, ratings, 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 · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Dunseith

— 1 night
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 photos, reviews, where to stay, 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
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Minot

— 2 nights
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 other places to visit, photos, 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 · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Williston

— 2 nights
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.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Unit and Von Hoffman House. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Richardton to see Assumption Abbey about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, get great views at Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Regent

— 1 night
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 see maps, reviews, where to stay, 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

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

— 4 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Visit On-A-Slant Village and Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site 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: meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, contemplate the long history of Buckstop Junction, and get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck. July in Bismarck sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

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.