20 days in North Dakota Itinerary

20 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Medora
— 4 nights
2
Regent
— 1 night
3
Bismarck
— 4 nights
4
Minot
— 3 nights
5
Dunseith
— 1 night
6
Jamestown
— 2 nights
7
Fargo
— 4 nights

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Williston (Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center & Fort Union Trading Post), Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City) and North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Medora sightseeing planner.

Austin to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Medora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in July, you will find days in Medora are little chillier (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Williston, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, Prairie Fire Pottery
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Regent online travel route planner.

You can drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, and steep yourself in history at Custer House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck road trip planner.

You can drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. In August in Bismarck, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Salem Sue
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Minot side-trips: Bottineau (Tommy Turtle Statue & Lake Metigoshe State Park), Prairie Village Museum (in Rugby) and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare). There's still lots to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Oak Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Minot online journey planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Minot in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Minot are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bottineau, Prairie Village Museum, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Oak Park ©
Oak Park

1
night
Dunseith

Dunseith ©
Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to W'eel Turtle and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Peace Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunseith tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Minot to Dunseith takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minot in August, with highs in Dunseith at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Dunseith

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

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nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, thenexamine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society, and finally take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jamestown trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dunseith to Jamestown takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway ©

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nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Grand Forks (Flood Memorial Monument, Widman's Candy Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fargo tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. August in Fargo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Chahinkapa Zoo, Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum