31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Medora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Williston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Minot
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bottineau
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Devils Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Jamestown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Fargo
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and Missouri River. Popular historic sites such as On-A-Slant Village and Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site are in your itinerary. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, steep yourself in history at Custer House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck trip website.

Minneapolis to Bismarck is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Cross Ranch State Park, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll explore and learn at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and Dickinson Museum Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at South Unit and Harold Schafer Heritage Center. Step out of Medora to go to Regent and see Enchanted Highway, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and hike along Oxbow Overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Medora takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, plan for little chillier nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Dickinson Museum Center, Enchanted Highway
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

4
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and Fort Buford State Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Williston with a short trip to 4 Bears Casino in New Town, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Williston using our trip planner.

Getting from Medora to Williston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Medora to Williston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll set off for Minot on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trip

4 Bears Casino
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Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

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. Minot is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center, get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Minot trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Williston to Minot in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bottineau.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

2
nights
Bottineau

Bottineau ©
Bottineau is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at International Peace Garden and then try to win big at Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bottineau online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Minot to Bottineau takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Minot in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bottineau: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 53°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Devils Lake.

Things to do in Bottineau

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

International Peace Garden, Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino
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International Peace Garden ©
International Peace Garden
Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino ©
Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino

2
nights
Devils Lake

Devils Lake ©
Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): try your luck at Spirit Lake Casino and then contemplate the waterfront views at Devils Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Devils Lake itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bottineau to Devils Lake in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll set off for Jamestown on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Devils Lake

Casinos Nature Parks

Side Trip

Spirit Lake Casino
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Spirit Lake Casino ©
Spirit Lake Casino
Devils Lake ©
Devils Lake

3
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Buffalo Museum and Frontier Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site and Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Jamestown: Valley City (Barnes County Historical Society & Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Jamestown Reservoir.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip planner.

You can drive from Devils Lake to Jamestown in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley City, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

3
nights
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Take a break from Grand Forks with a short trip to Icelandic State Park in Cavalier, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Ralph Engelstad Arena, stop by Widman's Candy Shop, make a splash at Splasher's of the South Seas, and gain insight at University of North Dakota.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Grand Forks takes 3 hours. In August in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Icelandic State Park
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Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas
Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena

6
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll explore and learn at Red River Zoo and Roger Maris Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bonanzaville and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Maple River Winery (in Casselton). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, gain insight at North Dakota State University, catch a live event at Fargodome, and admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fargo road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chahinkapa Zoo, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Bonanzaville, Maple River Winery
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site