4 days in North Dakota Itinerary

4 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Mandan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: San Francisco

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Medora tour website.

San Francisco to Medora is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Medora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Medora to be colder, temps between 28°F and 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Canyon Overlook
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandan trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Mandan in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Mandan. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Mandan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bismarck
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Red River Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo holiday planning app.

Drive from Mandan to Fargo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Fargo sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 9°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville