19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota tour itinerary builder

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bonanzaville USA and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Grand Forks (Splasher's of the South Seas & Widman's Candy Shop). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fargo attractions planning tool .

Indianapolis to Fargo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fargo, with lows of 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

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

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 examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at 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 examine the collection at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jamestown travel route website .

Traveling by car from Fargo to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jamestown are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
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. On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to W'eel Turtle and then admire the natural beauty at International Peace Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dunseith driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Dunseith takes 3 hours. Traveling from Jamestown in July, expect Dunseith to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Dunseith

Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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): stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then walk around Oak Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center and then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Minot day trip planning site .

You can drive from Dunseith to Minot in 2 hours. Traveling from Dunseith in July, you will find days in Minot are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Oak Park ©
Oak Park

2
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Buford State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Unit.

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

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

North Unit, Cannonball Concretions Pullout
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate South Unit and Von Hoffman House. Take a break from Medora with a short trip to Assumption Abbey in Richardton, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores, and play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Medora online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Williston to Medora takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Medora. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Assumption Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
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): cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Regent online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Medora to Regent takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Regent can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Mandan and Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site. Go for a jaunt from Bismarck to Washburn to see The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, and ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bismarck trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Regent to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck. In July, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 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
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
Custer House ©
Custer House