20 days in North Dakota Itinerary

20 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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20 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Medora
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Minot
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dunseith
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Fargo
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Austin

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park), Williston (Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center & Fort Union Trading Post) and Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, get great views at Badlands Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, and examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medora online travel planner .

Austin to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in July, you will find days in Medora are little chillier (85°F), and nights are much colder (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Regent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Regent takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Regent are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck trip app .

Traveling by car from Regent to Bismarck takes 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 82°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to 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 ©

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Minot: Prairie Village Museum (in Rugby), Bottineau (Tommy Turtle Statue & Lake Metigoshe State Park) and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare). And it doesn't end there: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and let little ones run wild at Oak Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minot route maker .

Drive from Bismarck to Minot in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Minot are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Dunseith

Dunseith ©
Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to W'eel Turtle and then admire the natural beauty at International Peace Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dunseith trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minot to Dunseith takes 2 hours. Traveling from Minot in August, things will get slightly colder in Dunseith: highs are around 75°F and lows about 52°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

2
nights
Jamestown

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

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Jamestown trip planner.

Getting from Dunseith to Jamestown by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

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
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Change things up with these side-trips from Fargo: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Grand Forks (Flood Memorial Monument, Widman's Candy Shop, & more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Red River Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA, and examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fargo online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Jamestown to Fargo by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Chahinkapa Zoo
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum